Chicken Empanada

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This chicken empanada is also known as empanadas de pollo in Spanish, starts with a delicious dough stuffed with a traditional chicken filling, caramelized onions, olives, and pieces of hard-cooked egg. Chicken empanadas are easy game day snacks that you can either bake or fry. 

Chicken Empanada Recipe


  • 2 pounds Chicken Breast
  • 2 medium Potatoes, cut in small cubes and fried
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dough
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Crisco Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Sugar

Cooking Procedures:

1. Boil the chicken breast in 2-3 cups water with 1 medium onion, then cut in cubes.

2. Saute the garlic and onion, then add the chicken and all other ingredients. Set aside to cool.

3. Mix all the dough ingredients together. In a separate container, mix the roll-in fatingredients together.

4. Roll out the dough in 1/2 inch thick and put the roll in fat in the center. Gather the edges to seal in the roll-in fat. Rest for a few minutes.

5. Roll out the dough to flatten and fold in thirds, then set aside for a few minutes. Repeat this step twice, resting the dough after every handling.

6. Flatten the dough and roll like a jelly roll. Cut to divide in 18 – 20 pieces.

7. Roll out with the cut side up to 3 inch circle, spoon the filling in and fold the dough to make a half moon shape (depends on your style preference).

8. Crimp the edges or press the edges with the tines of a folk to seal.

9. Deep fry in oil until golden brown, or bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 ° F for 25-30 minutes.

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Looking for other Lutong Pinoy Recipes to try on? Feel free to check out our pork recipes, chicken recipes and desserts.

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