Empanadas are a traditional dish from the regions of Spain and have since migrated to become a dish from a range of cultures including Latino, South American and Filipino.
They are small pastry parcels filled with various fillings that include incredible flavor profiles. Fillings are generally made of meat, veggies, and cheese.
Are you ready to try some exciting, delicious Filipino chicken empanada recipes? We have over 25 recipes for you to choose from. Check them out below!
1. Empanadas De Pollo, The Spruce Eats
Typically, empanadas are fried in oil to make them a beautiful golden brown. However, this recipe requests that they are cooked in the oven.
They are healthy, crispy and delicious. You could even cook them in the air fryer!
2. Chicken Empanada, Panlasang Pinoy
This fragrant Chicken Empanada recipe by Panlasang Pinoy is the best way to introduce your family to empanadas.
A mixture of chicken, potato, carrots, peas, and raisins,it is full of flavor! Make your own pastry dough for an even more unique result.
3. Red Ribbon Chicken Empanada, Cooking With Kurt
This recipe involves a stunning rich, flaky, golden crust filled with braised chicken. With a combination of seasonings and white wine, you can create a rich, wonderful chicken empanada.
Bake in the oven or air fryer for a stunning dish to serve the family.
4. Baked Chicken Empanadas, Munaty Cooking
If you enjoy something with a little bit of heat, this Baked Chicken Empanada is a must try.
Using cumin powder, red chili powder, and black pepper, you are sure to have a little kick with each bite.
5. Crispy Empanadas, HRECIP
Add a twist to your traditional empanada by making the pastry into a pancake. Once your super thin pancakes are fried, add your filling and roll into a pastry and fry completely.
Serve with sour cream and the broth as a dipping sauce.
6. Roasted Jalapeno Chicken Empanadas, BESTFOODS
This simple chicken empanada recipe has all of the goods you want in an empanada with a slight twist.
Chopped up jalapeno peppers are included into the mix. Perfect for adding a little kick without being too powerful.
7. Chicken Curry Empanada, Pinoy Recipe
The incredible thing about empanadas is that you can begin to incorporate elements of other cultures. This Chicken Curry Empanada is delicious and perfect for a weeknight meal.
You can easily make the filling and store in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to make your empanadas.
8. Chicken Empanada, Sunday Supper Movement
In need of a delicious, buttery appetizer for your dinner party? This Chicken Empanada recipe is the perfect parcel of chicken and caramelized onions for everyone to enjoy.
Make your empanadas ahead of time and reheat in the oven as your guests begin to arrive!
9. Modern Chicken Empanadas, The Modern Proper
Filipino Empanadas are a traditional dish, so making some modern changes may be necessary.
These tasty pillows of goodness are the perfect modernized version of chicken empanadas.
They are the antithesis of fancy and the height of delicious goodness since they are flavored with onion powder, tomato paste, and garlic powder.
10. Empanadas De Pollo, Flavor Mosaic
Chicken and cheese in any combination is a wonderful creation and is sure to have everyone’s mouth watering.
Have it all encompassed in a warm, buttery pastry and you have something everyone falling in love.
11. Chicken Empanada, FoxyFolksy
You are going to want to save this recipe for your next meal prepping session this weekend.
Chicken Empanadas filled with sauteed onion, bell peppers, shredded chicken, peas and raisins. Perfect for a light meal or afternoon snack.
12. Baked Chicken Empanada, The Cookie Rookie
The surprisingly simple and tasty cheesy baked chicken empanadas. These are the ideal party fare or a tasty and simple dinner.
Serve with a selection of side dishes from rice to a refreshing salad.
13. Buffalo Chicken Empanadas, Whole and Heavenly Oven
Buffalo Chicken is slowly becoming a cult favorite. From quesadillas to pasta dishes, the spicy, flavorful chicken can be paired with everything.
This Buffalo Chicken Empanadas recipe is perfect for the Super Bowl party. Serve with blue cheese dressing for extra flavor.
14. Chicken Empanada, Restless Chipotle
Find your little ones are running out of the house without a good meal? These Chicken Empanadas are perfect for munching on the go.
The creamy, cheesy filling is perfect for everyone’s taste buds and the buttery crust makes them utterly irresistible.
15. Chicken Empanadas, Food With Feeling
Not everyone has time to spend hours in the kitchen every night. These tasty Chicken Empanadas can be made in under 30 minutes.
Use shredded Monterey Jack Cheese and Greek Yogurt to create a creamy, tasty filling with some diced green chillies for an added heat.
Serve with salsa and guacamole for a new take on the Chicken Empanada.
16. Butter Chicken Empanada, Food Fusion
Butter Chicken is one of the nation’s favorite Indian dishes. So, why not have it as your empanada filling?
Serve with a dollop of tomato ketchup for a sweet, refreshing taste!
17. Gourmet Chicken Empanadas, Hands-On Gourmet
With this recipe you can create your own dough and filling for a delicious, hearty meal.
Hard boiled eggs are a tasty addition to your chicken filling and add even more flavor for everyone to enjoy.
18. Spicy Chicken Empanadas, Martha Stewart
Bring the flavors of the Philippines and Mexico together with this Spicy Chicken Empanada recipe.
A fresh poblano chile, chipotle chiles, and ground canela all come together to create part of this incredible filling.
You may have to serve with a glass of milk to help with the spice.
19. Mini Chicken Empanadas, Taste of Home
Regular Chicken Empanadas are brilliant as they are. But mini ones? Utterly adorable.
These Mini Chicken Empanadas are perfect for littles ones to hold or as a party appetizer for everyone to enjoy throughout the night.
20. Authentic Filipino Empanada, Belly Brumbles
As you create your own Empanada, you may find that it tastes slightly different to ones in restaurants.
This recipe shows you how to create stunning, authentic Filipino Empanadas.
21. Easy Chicken Empanadas, Familia Aday
While these Chicken Empanadas may be easy to make. They are full of flavor. With the inclusion of biscuit crumbs they even have a surprising texture that explodes on the tongue with each bite.
22. Chicken Empanada, Brown Girls Kitchen
Chicken Empanadas can often be time consuming but this recipe makes it quick and simple.
Once you have prepared your empanadas, freeze them before frying to serve. You can store any leftovers in the freezer for 1-2 months!
23. Filipino Chicken Empanada, Recipes By Nora
With this recipe you start by creating your own dough the traditional way. Although, we will allow the use of a food processor or hand mixer.
By the end you will have a rich, buttery, authentic Filipino Chicken Empanada to enjoy.
24. Healthy Chicken Empanada, The Skinny Pot
Traditional Chicken Empanada recipes are delicious but not the healthiest. This recipe makes some swaps so you can enjoy the wonders of a Filipino Empanada without the guilt.
25. Baked Chicken Empanada With Chorizo, Bake Play Smile
These delightfully crisp and flavorful chicken empanadas are simply impossible to resist! They are oven-baked to perfection and have a nicely spiced chicken and chorizo filling enclosed in a golden handmade pastry.
26. Chicken And Mushroom Empanadas, My Recipes
Why not bring together your favorite flavors of the Chicken Pot Pie and Chicken Empanadas.
Use the broth from the chicken to make gravy and you have an incredible Chicken and Mushroom Empanada to enjoy on the go.
27. Chicken Empanadas, Weight Watchers
Do you love Chicken Empanadas but not what they do to your gut? This healthier recipe makes some swaps so you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about your health.
28. Layered Chicken Empanadas, Savor Easy
This traditional Filipino Chicken Empanada recipe creates succulent layers that are full of flavor and give that wonderful crunch with every bite.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Bake Or Fry Empanadas?
Traditionally, empanadas are fried in a vat of oil. However, they can also be baked allowing you to make a large batch at once and have a delicious flaky crust.
Can Store Bought Dough Be Used For Empanadas?
Store-bought pie dough can be used to make empanadas if you want to save time. The dough might need to be rolled out a little bit thinner because it will turn out flakier than conventional empanada dough and is better for baking than frying.
Empanadas, whether made with beef, pork, chicken, or vegetable filling are an amazing dish to create.
Filipino Chicken Empanadas are full of flavor and are perfect for a weeknight meal with the family or as an appetizer for your New Years party.
Above are 28 delicious and simple Chicken Empanada recipes. Some even incorporate flavors of other cultures, allowing you to explore parts of the world without every leaving your kitchen.
So, get some chicken and start creating Filipino Chicken Empanadas in your kitchen today!
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