Spicy Chicken Empanadas

Spicy Chicken Empanadas

  • Makes 10 empanadas
  • Prep Time : 30 min
  • Cook Time : 3 min


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 cup finely chopped ripe tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 tsp. Knorr® Reduced Sodium Chicken flavor Bouillon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso blanco
  • 10 frozen empanada discs, thawed
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat and cook onion about 3 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute. Add chicken and cook about 4 minutes, stirring frequently to break up pieces. Stir in tomatoes, raisins, olives, peppers, Knorr® Reduced Sodium Chicken flavor Bouillon and cinnamon and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool.
  2. Roll dough into 5-inch circles on a very lightly floured surface. Spoon 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture into centers. Evenly sprinkle with cheese. Fold each in half, pressing out air bubbles. Moisten edges with water and seal tightly with a fork.
  3. Heat oil to 350°F in deep medium skillet. Cook empanadas, a few at a time, about 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once; drain on paper towels.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Serving Size per serving Servings Per Container Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Serving Size per serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories -1
Calories from Fat -1
Total Fat -1 g
Saturated Fat -1 g
Cholesterol -1 mg
Sodium -1 mg
Total Carbs -1 g
Dietary Fiber -1 g
Sugars -1 g
Protein -1 g