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Chicken Empanadas

Chicken Empanadas

Juicy and flavorful chicken and green olive filling make these homemade chicken empanadas irresistible.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 135kcal
Author Katie



  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 10 Empanada Discos pastry dough found in freezer section
  • 2 cups Shredded Cooked Rotisserie Chicken
  • ¼ cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Jarred Sofrito
  • 1 package Sazon Coriander & Arnatto)
  • 4 Super Colossal Spanish Queen Olives Pimento Stuffed diced (about ⅓ cup)
  • ½ cup Shredded Mexican Cheese

Cilantro Cream Sauce:

  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro minced
  • ½ lime juiced
  • salt and black pepper to taste



  • In a large bowl combine, shredded cooked rotisserie chicken, tomato sauce, jarred sofrito, sazon seasoning, diced Super Colossal Spanish Queen Olives Pimento Stuffed, and shredded Mexican cheese. Mix until well combined and set to the side.
  • Place empanada disc on a flat surface. Place 1-2 tablespoons of filling in the center of the disc (make sure to not over-fill). Fold empanada in half (moon shape), Seal the edges with a little water and crimp with a fork. Keep filled empanadas covered with parchment paper until ready to fry. (You can refrigerate up to a few hours before frying).
  • Preheat a large skillet with vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Oil needs to be at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a few empanadas at a time in the pan (make sure to not over crowd the pan) Fry, turning halfway through, until evenly golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and place empanadas on a paper towel to drain off excess oil. To keep empanadas warm while others are frying, place in the oven on low.

Cilantro Cream Sauce:

  • In a bowl, combine, sour cream, minced cilantro, lime juice, and salt and pepper. Mix until well incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to serve empanadas.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg