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Mini Chicken Empanadas

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Mini Chicken Empanadas
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 7
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These easy Mini Chicken Empanadas are a fun twist on a South American favorite. Filled with chicken, tomatoes, cheese and spices, these handheld pies are perfect for parties or as a family-friendly dinner. Give it a try—we think you'll find that this is one of the best Mini Chicken Empanadas recipes around!
Updated Feb 16, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 box (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Mini Pie Crusts (14 Count), softened as directed on box
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, well drained (from 10-oz can)
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash salt

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Remove crusts from pouches; slowly and gently unroll on work surface. Separate into 14 crusts; discard scraps.
  • 2
    Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Place 7 crusts on cookie sheet, spaced evenly apart. Set aside.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix chicken, tomatoes, onion, cheese, chili powder and salt. Spoon about 2 tablespoons chicken mixture on each crust on cookie sheet to within 1/2 inch of edge. Top crusts with remaining 7 crusts; press edges together with fork to seal. Prick top of each crust twice with fork.
  • 4
    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To switch up your Mini Chicken Empanadas, swap the diced chicken for cooked and drained lean ground beef, if desired.
  • tip 2
    Use diced rotisserie chicken in this Mini Chicken Empanadas recipe for a quick-prep shortcut.
  • tip 3
    Serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole for dipping.
  • tip 4
    Each box of Pillsbury™ Mini Pie Crusts contains 2 regular-size crusts, each with 7 perforated 4-inch mini crusts (14 total). Gently remove mini pie crusts along perforated edges to use in your recipe; discard scraps, or save for another use.

Nutrition Information

260 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 27g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Empanada
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
370mg
15%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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