espanada peruana
espanada peruana

Peruvian chicken empanada

Peruvian chicken empanada is a perfect option for dinner or to share at social gatherings, and you can make them ahead of time and warm them in the oven before serving.

Empanada de pollo peruana
Empanada de pollo peruana (tambien se puede hacer de carne)


  • 500 grams of cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped black olives
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon yellow chili paste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions to prepare Peruvian Chicken Empanada:

  1. Prepare the dough by mixing the flour, butter and salt in a large bowl. Add the egg, yolk and cold water and mix until you get a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil and add the onions and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until golden brown.
  3. Add the raisins, olives, cumin, paprika, yellow chili paste and chicken broth. Stir and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the shredded chicken and cook for another 5 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into circles. Add a tablespoon of the filling to each circle of dough and close the empanada. Seal the edges with a fork.
  7. Place the empanadas on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Sirve caliente con una salsa de ají picante si lo deseas.

I hope you enjoy this delicious Peruvian chicken empanada recipe! It is a perfect option for a dinner or to share at social gatherings, and you can prepare them in advance and warm them in the oven before serving.

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