If you’re craving some tasty empanadas, then we’ve got the best chicken empanada recipe for you! It’s a mix of juicy, tender chicken, healthy veggies, and a light, crispy crust. This fried chicken empanada recipe is perfect to whip up for a weekend snack or your next party. Empanadas are excellent appetisers that are easy to make. They will leave your guests impressed and have them reaching for more. You can never make too many empanadas!
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To make this easy chicken empanada recipe, you can get started by ordering Chicken Breast from Licious. Chicken Breasts are very versatile and super easy to cook. They are the most tender part of the chicken, so you can be assured of delicious, juicy meat!
At Licious, our chicken is always fresh, never frozen. It is picked at the right size and weight so that you get tender meat every time. Licious Chicken Breasts are the perfect ingredient to elevate this simple chicken empanada recipe!
Let's start with the filling. Heat some cooking oil in a pan. Add in your onions and garlic and saute them until they turn translucent.
Poach the chicken breast for about 10-12 minutes. Drain it and then shred it as finely as possible.
Add the shredded chicken to the pan and cook it until it changes its colour to a golden brown. To this, add the curry powder, peppercorns, clove, bay leaves, coriander powder and chilli flakes.
Next, pour in the chicken stock along with some water. Let this simmer for 10 minutes.
Add in the finely chopped capsicum and carrot, and let this sit for 5 minutes.
Then, add the green peas along with some salt to taste. Allow this to simmer for another 5 minutes. Set this aside.
To make the dough, combine the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, dry yeast, sugar and baking powder and some salt. Mix this well.
Next, add small pieces of butter to this dry mix. Add water in intervals and combine the mixture till you get a dough-like consistency.
Separate the dough into small ball-like pieces. Set this aside for about 20 minutes.
Using a rolling pin, flatten these small balls into a circular flat shape. This should be big enough to hold the filling of the fried empanada.
Add the filling to half of this circle and then fold over the other half to get a half-moon shape. Press the edges to seal them shut. Make sure to not overfill your empanadas. Repeat this process till you've used up the dough and the filling.
Use the egg white from 1 egg and whisk it with a little bit of water. You have your eggwash ready.
Brush the eggwash over each empanada and deep-fry it in a wok until it is golden on each side. Serve these hot with some salsa or hot sauce!
Voila! Your chicken empanada recipe is complete! Even though it may seem like a lengthy recipe, it is, in fact, quite easy to follow. Order Licious Chicken Breast to make this delicious fried chicken empanadas recipe for you and your loved ones!