Empanadas are a homemade dough that is folded over a succulent stuffing forming a half moon shaped mini pie and baked to perfection. Chicken empanadas start with the dough stuffed with delicious chicken filling, everything made from scratch.
Nothing beats flaky, hot, freshly baked chicken empanadas that just came out of the oven. They are absolutely comforting and satisfying. They are delicious and can be served as a snack, breakfast, appetizer, lunch or dinner.
They are a labour of love however, you need to make the dough, create the flavorful filling, assemble these Latin American pies and bake them in the oven. But in the end it is worth every minute spent making homemade empanadas. They are absolutely heavenly. They also freeze wonderfully and can be made ahead and frozen for ups to 3 months.
There are countless variations of the empanada chicken filling. In this recipe we are using ground, dark chicken meat infused with fragrant herbs and aromatics like garlic and onion together with starchy potatoes and savory olives and capers for an extra zing. White wine adds another layer of flavor to the filling and the chicken broth keeps the filling moist and tender.
The dough is flakey and buttery and is very easy to make. Follow the steps below to make scrumptious chicken empanadas.