25 Of The Most Amazing Filipino Chicken Empanada Recipes

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Empanadas are a delicious and nutritious food. They are thought to originate from Spain but are also a big part of Latino and South American cuisine.

They are pastry parcels filled with various foods like meat, vegetables, and cheese.

25 Of The Most Amazing Filipino Chicken Empanada Recipes

If you fancy trying some empanadas but you don’t know where to start then don’t worry – there are lots of brilliant recipes for empanadas on the internet.

The only problem is, there are so many recipes that it is hard to know which ones are best!

We have put together this list of 25 of the most amazing recipes for Filipino-style chicken empanadas, so you can have a go at making this delicious meal in the comfort of your kitchen.

1. The Modern Proper – Chicken Empanadas

These tasty empanadas take 30 minutes to prepare, and only 35 minutes to cook. You can do the preparation ahead of time so there is less to do when your guests arrive.

The shredded chicken is tender and juicy and packed into empanadas with tasty peppers and onions.

The garlic flavor is punchy but well balanced, creating the perfect mouthful of food.

2. Bon Appetit – Argentinian Chicken Empanadas

The traditional Argentinian way to make these empanadas is to include a hard-boiled egg chopped up into the mixture. Chicken thighs are used instead of chicken breast as they are much juicier.

The chicken and vegetables are flavored with garlic, paprika, cayenne pepper, and oregano.

3. The Spruce Eats – Empanadas De Pollo

Some empanada recipes require you to fry the empanadas in oil, but these are baked in the oven which makes them healthier and easier to make.

You make a big batch of them and freeze some, or eat them throughout the week for your lunch.

They also make a great lunchbox alternative to sandwiches. It takes 100 minutes to make this recipe, including preparation, chilling the dough, and cooking.

4. Sunday Supper Movement – Chicken Empanada

This is such a delicious recipe – with buttery, flaky pastry, soft chicken, and caramelized onions that are full of flavor.

You can either cook up some chicken to use in the recipe or use leftover chicken or turkey from a roast or a different meal.

5. Panlasang Pinoy – Chicken Empanada

This chicken empanada recipe is quicker to make than some of the others, taking just under an hour from start to finish.

It serves 6 so is ideal for a weeknight family dinner, along with a refreshing side salad. They are packed with plenty of fresh vegetables which makes them a nutritious option.

6. Flavor Mosaic – Chicken Empanadas

These tasty empanadas are packed with different types of cheese as well as chicken, making them a real treat for your tastebuds. The chicken is seasoned in a Mexican style with mouth-watering spices.

7. Food Network – Cheesy Chicken Empanadas

This is an easy recipe that is suitable for people who are a little under-confident in the kitchen. It is ready in 50 minutes and serves 8 people.

The empanadas are very flavorsome but also nice and mild with plenty of melty cheese.

8. Veturists – Chicken Empanadas

This recipe is great for a lovely snack, an exciting lunch, or a light dinner. You could also make up a batch of empanadas to serve as part of a party buffet or as appetizers.

It’s even quicker to make if you have some leftover shredded chicken or you buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

If you are in a rush, you can also buy pre-made pastry instead of making your own.

9. FoxyFolksy – Chicken Empanadas

These empanadas are made in the traditional Filipino style, with perfectly golden pastry and filled with chicken and tasty vegetables.

You can switch out the chicken for ground beef or pork if you prefer, or make them vegetarian by adding potato instead of meat.

10. The Cookie Rookie – Baked Chicken Empanadas

These cheesy chicken empanadas are perfect for enjoying in the garden on a warm summer day or taking to a picnic.

Their size and shape make them easy to eat on the go and they can be enjoyed hot or cold.

These baked empanadas are lighter than some fried versions which make them easier to make in big batches as well as healthier for your body.

11. Whole And Heavenly Oven – Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

This recipe is a twist on the classic empanada. It uses buffalo-style chicken instead of traditional Spanish or Mexican-style chicken but still encases it in the golden pastry crust.

Try serving these empanadas on game day instead of your usual buffalo chicken wings.

12. Walking On Travels – Puerto Rican Empanadas

This recipe is inspired by Puerto-Rican flavors to create healthy empanadas that are delicious and versatile.

The flavors are tangy, fresh, and light, with just the right amount of spice and garlic. There are plenty of healthy vegetables to help you hit your five a day!

13. Restless Chipotle – Chicken Empanada

If you have some leftover chicken to use up then this recipe is ideal. It’s also great if you want to make a big batch of empanadas ahead of time and freeze them to enjoy at a later date.

This can save you a lot of time if you are planning a party. Flavored with cilantro and cumin, the taste will blow you away.

14. Food With Feeling – Chicken Empanadas

This super quick chicken empanada recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights as it only takes 30 minutes to make.

Serve them with guacamole, salsa, and a side salad or a rice dish. You can add more or less spice depending on your preference.

15. Food Fusion – Butter Chicken Empanadas

If you enjoy the fusion of different foods then you will love this recipe.

A classic Indian dish- butter chicken – is used to fill the empanadas instead of the classic Mexican style seasoning. This makes for a really interesting meal that will certainly surprise your guests.

You can serve these empanadas with mango chutney and mint yogurt to continue the Indian theme.

16. Hands-On Gourmet – Chicken Empanadas

These empanadas are an explosion of flavor – with garlic, chili powder, fresh lime juice, olives, rocoto peppers, onions, hard-boiled eggs, and chicken.

The dough is easy to make from scratch and you will be surprised at how easy this recipe is to recreate.

17. Savor The Flavor – Argentinian Style Baked Chicken Empanadas

You will love the flavors in these Argentinian-style chicken empanadas.

The trick to making the perfect empanada is to not overfill the pastry. You want a little pocket of space inside the pastry so it doesn’t burst when it fills with hot air in the oven.

There’s also a handy tutorial video with this recipe.

18. Side Chef – Chicken Empanadas

This simple recipe is easy to make but the result is very impressive. Diced pepper and onion are added to tomatoes and tomato puree, shredded chicken, chicken stock, and garlic paste.

A little bit of vinegar gives a slightly sour edge to contrast the sweetness of the tomato.

19. Delish D’lites – Puerto Rican Chicken Empanadas

These amazing empanadas are packed with Latin flavors and mouth-watering chicken to create a delicious mouthful that will blow your mind.

The flaky pastry encases the soft, juicy filling to create a lovely contrast of textures in your mouth.

20. Yummly – Chicken Empanadas

The main seasonings used in this recipe are paprika, garlic, cumin, and a bay leaf.

The chicken is cooked with tomatoes and onions to create a moist filling for the golden pastry. This recipe is easier to make if you have a food processor or a blender.

21. Martha Stewart – Spicy Chicken Empanadas

Poblano chile is used in this recipe to give it a fiery kick, along with chipotle chiles in adobo sauce.

The use of pumpkin seeds adds a great crunchy texture and brings extra nutrients to the meal. You can serve these empanadas with sour cream.

22. Bell And Evans – Chicken Empanadas

This step-by-step recipe takes you through the process of making empanadas easily at home. The result is a delicious batch of perfect empanadas that will impress your family friends.

23. Paula Deen – Chicken Empanadas

This recipe gets its kick from jalapeno peppers that are mixed into the filling to create a lovely spicy flavor.

The cream cheese contrasts the spice with a smooth creaminess that coats the chicken. To save you some time, the recipe uses ready-made pastry.

24. Eating Well – Chicken Empanadas

The dough for these empanadas is easy to make in a food processor. The recipe makes enough empanadas for 8 people, so it is perfect for a family gathering or to cook for your friends.

25. Taste Of Home – Mini Chicken Empanadas

These miniature chicken empanadas are perfect for parties or to serve as an appetizer. By refrigerating the pie crust you can put these empanadas together very quickly.


With this list, you will now be able to find your perfect recipe so that you can make delicious empanadas at home.