Cheesy Chicken Empanadas

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Christineyy

My brother loves these. Very easy to throw together! I always have leftover chicken mixture.

Top Review by anyoldmouse

Use a can of biscuits instead of crescent rolls. It's easier than piecing together all the scraps and re-rolling it out. Good recipe though. I've made this several times.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl, shred chicken with fork and mix in pepper, cheddar, and cream cheese. Mix well.
  2. If using crescents, unroll and seal together and. Flatten with a rolling pin.
  3. Using about a 3 1/2 inch circle cutter, cut out circles from the dough. Reroll and recut until all the dough has been used.
  4. If using biscuits, just flatten.
  5. Place about 1 tbsp of chicken mixture into center of each circle. Fold into a half moon shape and seal edges by pressing down all the way around with a fork. Apply a thin layer of butter or spray with butter flavored cooking spray on top of each empanada.
  6. Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden.
  7. You may need to turn baking sheet halfway around halfway through baking time so all empanadas golden evenly.

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