Baked Chicken Empanadas

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Cheesy baked chicken empanadas are absolutely delicious and surprisingly easy to form . These are the right party food, or a fun and straightforward dinner!

Why youโ€™ll love this Easy Chicken Empanadas recipe:

  • PERFECT SIZE: These are easy to carry and eat the go, which makes them an excellent party food.
  • BAKED NOT FRIED: Baked empanadas are a touch bit lighter, and tons easier to form in big batches.
  • EASY RECIPE: This recipe couldnโ€™t be simpler. The filling is straightforward to form , and pre-made dough means itโ€™s hassle-free.

How to make Chicken Empanadas from Scratch

  • Preheat oven to 375F and prepare baking sheets. Set the dough out on the counter for quarter-hour before assembling the empanadas.
  • Make the chicken empanada filling by combining ingredients (cheese, scallions, and spices) during a large bowl. Then gently add within the chicken (shredded or cubed).
  • Roll out the dough and dig a complete of 14 pastry rounds.
  • Whisk together an egg with water to form the egg wash, then brush it over the sides of the dough.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of chicken filling in each pastry round, fold them over in half, and gently press the filling right down to bring edges together.
  • Brush them with the egg wash, press edges together, and use a fork to crimp the sides .
  • Sprinkle them with sea salt, arrange them on the baking sheets, and make slits in each empanada.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes, switching tray placement halfway through.

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