Chicken Empanada

Chicken Empanada is a type of pastry that is stuffed with chicken meat, potato, carrots, and sweet peas. This is made by placing the  filling in the middle of a flattened dough and sealing it by pinching and folding the edges. Similar types of Empanadas are also common in Spain and South America. In fact, the Cuban Picadillo almost resembles the Filipino Empanada in ingredients and taste.

Empanada can be fried or baked. This chicken empanada recipe is involves baking because it gives the crust more flaky texture. If you prefer your emapanada fried, you can always deep fry this chicken empanada.

Try this extra-ordinary Empanada recipe. Send us your feedback.

Chicken Empanada

Chicken Empanada Recipe



  • 1 1/2 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 piece medium-sized onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 cup potato, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 piece chicken cube
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp water, cold
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Make the Filing by pouring the cooking oil in a pan and then allow it to heat-up
  2. Once the oil is hot, saute the garlic and onions
  3. Add the chicken breast then cook until color turns light brown (about 5 minutes)
  4. Add water and chicken cube then simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Put-in carrots and potatoes and simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Add the green peas, raisins, and sugar then simmer for another 5 minutes
  7. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Turn off the heat, drain the excess liquid, and set aside.
  8. Make the dough by combining the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl starting with the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well using a wire whisk.
  9. Cut the butter into small thin pieces place in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients.(the butter should be cold and solid before doing this)
  10. Add water gradually and mix all the ingredients thoroughly until a dough is formed. You may use a pastry blender to easen the process.
  11. Divide the dough into individual pieces by grabbing a piece from the whole mixture and rolling it in your hand until a spherical shape is formed. Do this until all the dough is consumed. Set aside in a cool place for at least 20 minutes
  12. Flatten the spherical dough py pressing it with your palm against a flat surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten it fully while creating a round shape.
  13. Arrange about a quarter to half a cup of filling (the chicken that you cooked in the first few steps) at the middle of the flattened dough. Fold the dough so that opposite ends meet (you should have formed a half moon shaped dough)then press the edges and seal. (refer to the video for the technique)
  14. After all the fillings are consumed, crack the egg and separate the white from the yolk. Beat the egg white lightly and mix a little water.Glaze the crust by brushing the egg wash.
  15. Put a wax paper on top of a baking tray or grease the baking tray then arranged the sealed doughs.
  16. Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Bake the sealed doughs for 25 minutes at the same temperature.
  17. Remove from the oven.
  18. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 6

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  1. hi how many days magtatagal ang empanada?

  2. Thank you for the recipe… and especially the video. My wife Lorna and I watched it and found it very helpful. Lorna will make a batch using your recipe and the techniques you demo’d in the video! Thank you very much!

  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe….

  4. thanks sa panlasang pinoy sa lahat ng recipes at natry q lutuin perpect talaga were very thankful all pilipino here in jeddah saudi arabia walng tatalo sa panlasang pinoy…. thank you and more power…..

  5. thanks…imagine in 1 hour i know how to make multiple recipes by watching you.

  6. Christine says:

    Hello po,

    I remember eating this sa pilipinas sa mga donut king pero meron sila sauce? meron po ba kayo recipe nun? matamas yung sauce nia. kung sino po nakaka alam, can you please share the recipe? thank you :)

  7. I made this for dinner tonight, but used leftover menudo for the filling instead of the recipe here. The end result was really good. I’ll make it with the proper filling next time. Thank you very much for your recipes. I never learned to cook Pinoy food when I was young, because my two older sisters did all the cooking. My only role was to eat.

    BTW, where’s your ebook? I’d love to buy it, if it’s available.

  8. amiebern says:

    i like this recipe, i will have this for dinner tonight. do you have a pineapple pie recipe? i used to buy pineapple pie back home. thanks !! i also like the background music of your u tube video.. cheers !!

  9. jennifer bobst says:

    wow..looks yummy… thanks for sharing, videos help a lot too… u guys are genius

  10. jennifer bobst says:

    wow..looks yummy… thanks for sharing, videos help a lot too… u guys are genious

  11. marivic says:

    i jst tried it and it’s really great… thanks for the recipe

  12. Hello! You know when I make my empanada I fried it… but your empanada looks so good so the next time I will empanada I will bake it. Thank you so much.

  13. ARLENE GAERLAN says:

    thanks for everything ..i learned from here to make siopao and other recipes…more power ..GOD BLESS

  14. Can’t wait to try this recipe! I have all the ingredients in my kitchen. Did you use 1 stick of butter or 2 sticks?

  15. janette says:

    this is why i’m loving your page everyday… cheers to your mouthwatering recipes!

  16. gd pm po. Kuya can i use microwave oven to cook empanada? God bless po sa program nyo. :)

  17. hello sir! i really want to learn how to make empanada…and this one really looks delicious…i just want ask if i’m just going to fry it, do i still need to use the egg?…thanks! and God bless!

  18. maryflower81 says:

    thank you so much….kktpos ko lng ma bake and empanada recipe mo…ground beef ung ginamit ko instead of chicken…masrap din xa….salamt sa pag share mo ng mga recipe mo…God bless u always…

  19. Jackie Valdehueza says:

    I tried this chicken empanada recipe. Easy to follow and it is so delicious. I made Chilean Empanada at the same time that I saw on TV which came from America’s Test Kitchen. Did a taste test with my family and friends and this recipe beat the Chilean Empanada by 100% of the vote going to your Chicken Empanada. I will be making another batch for an upcoming 4th of July get together. Many Thanks from me, my family and friends.


    Jackie Valdehueza

  20. Nivramog says:

    So far, this is the only empanada recipe that has a good consistency and texture for the pastry. Good recipe! Thank you very much for sharing.

  21. G’day mate! Did you use white or brown sugar? Cheers :)

  22. I tried making it today. I just added 2 tbsp of ketchup with the filling since I like it tangy. I’ve learned too that when stuffing the empanadas it would be smart if the filling is cold (not warm nor room temperature). I got an arm workout from making the dough. ;-) It requires some muscle alright. The dough was getting a little bit soggy when I was stuffing the pastry. So, I put the cooked filling in the fridge for an hour and did it again. It worked well after that. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  23. Kuya what kind of flour ginamit mo… Thanks

  24. Been a while since i last cooked empanada; Thanks as I was able to check that I got the right ingredients and cooking instruction. Glad to know I can bake it too instead of frying.

  25. Thank you so much for the empanada recipe. I always though making the empanada crust would be so hard. Now that I was able to watch the video I can bake for my family. Thank you for making it so easy……

  26. Hi! I usually search recipes from the internet and I tried them. Just now i browse and found your website, i really need pasalubong or delicasies recipe because we put up a pasalubong store, so instead of ordering some goodies I rather want to make it myself to gain more profit. Can I suggest you to post some more delicacies recipe for me to try. Thnaks in advance.

  27. hi! thank you so much for this recipe! i just want to ask, do you think the kitchenaid 250watt stand mixer or the bread maker can do the mixing for the empanada dough? thanks!

  28. hi,
    thank you panlasang pinoy very useful, wala pa ring tatalo sa pinoy recipe God Bless

  29. Jane Young says:

    Thank You so much! I have search & search for this wonderful pinoy puff pastry on the web but could not find a decent one as the one I saw in You Tube ( What a disgrace, they are women and they gave a lousy lessons!). Anyway, can’t wait to try it. Your cooking lesson was clear and concise. I am confident I will get it right. You’re awesome :)

  30. gara lopez says:

    ano po ang equivalent ng 1cup ng butter sa grams?

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