Chicken Empanadas “Jersey Girl Knows Best”

Jersey Girl Knows Best
by Jersey Girl Knows Best
12 Empanadas
50 min

Have you ever had an empanada?! It is a delicious pocket filled with meat, veggies or fruit! You can stuff them with anything you like. They are super easy

Here are all the ingredients together. Mix them all together. The chicken should end up being shredded by the end.

I like to start pinching the two sides together in the middle first.

Use a fork to seal the edges of the empanada. Press firmly so both sides

Line a baking sheet with parchment or if using foil spray the bottom with non-stick cooking spray.

As you are filling the empanadas start placing them on the baking sheet.

Look at those brown and delicious empanadas. The smell in my house is amazing! You can pair these with salsa, sour cream, guacamole and some rice on the side. I hope you enjoyed this recipe and follow my page for more easy recipes. You can also follow me on HomeTalk and UpStyle.

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Chicken Empanadas “Jersey Girl Knows Best”
Recipe details
  • 12  Empanadas
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 2 lbs. Cooked chicken thighs or breast
  • 1 packet sazon or 2 Tbsp. Taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Green seasoning (cilantro & garlic blended)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • 1 pkg. white empanada discs
  • Egg wash (1 egg + 1Tbsp.)

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Mix together the first five ingredients until well combined. Add 1-2 Tbsp. filling into the center of an empanada disc. With your fingers, take egg around half the disc then close the disc in half. Using a fork pinch around the edge. Place on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat until all the discs are filled. Bake for 18-29 minutes or until golden brown and puffed up. Enjoy!