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Chicken and broccoli empanada with mexican street corn on a white plate

Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Empanadas

  • Author: Mike
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 empanadas 1x


Latin-American style meat and veggie turnovers that make great family meals or are perfect for putting out for a football party!


  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 lb bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped (florets and stems)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 10 frozen empanada dough discos
  • 1 Tbsp flour (for dusting)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water


  1. In large mixing bowl, combine chicken, bacon, broccoli, cheddar cheese, carrots, salt, pepper, garlic powder and sour cream until well mixed.  Place in fridge until ready.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°. 
  2. Thaw empanada dough discos until they are pliable.  Lightly roll using a rolling pin (affiliate) on a lightly floured surface.  Spoon one tablespoon of chicken and broccoli mixture into center of disk.  Fold over dough from top to bottom so that it resembles a half-circle.  Press filling so that it comes to about 1/4 inch from the edge all the way around.
  3. Beat egg and water together to form egg wash.  Using a pastry brush, moisten the inside edge of the empanada dough, and press dough together with your fingers.  Next, crimp the edge around the half-circle with a fork.  Place on a lightly greased baking dish and repeat until all dough discos are filled.
  4. Bake in center of oven for about 20 minutes, until empanadas are golden brown and inside in warmed through.  Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!


You can prep and fill your empanadas in advance and freeze them until you're ready to cook.  Simply place them on a greased baking sheet and add 8-10 minutes to your cooking time.  A great way to make a hassle free weeknight dinner!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Keywords: Taco Night, Party Food, Family Dinner Ideas

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