Recipe By Fioa
Published Jun 8th
Prep 20m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 12 empanadas Calories 160.7

Transform your leftover cooked chicken into these tasty empanadas. This delicious, crispy, and tender Mediterranean-inspired finger food is easy to make!

Recipe Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 empanada pastry discs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped green onions and cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Mix in cooked chicken, salt, nutmeg, and black pepper; cook 1 minute more.
  3. 3 Arrange pastry discs on a flat work surface. Dab a little water around the rims. Place a large tablespoonful of the chicken mixture in the center; fold pastry over and press with a fork to seal.
  4. 4 Transfer empanadas to the prepared baking sheets. Brush with beaten egg.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 160.7
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Cholesterol 29.3 mg
  • Fat 5.2 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sodium 398.5 mg
  • Sugar 0.3 g


  1. It was good but to crispy for me. Maybe next time I won t put them in the oven as long
  2. I couldn't find the empanada discs so made my own. They were excellent and easy; my first time of doing anything like them.