HOUSE EMPANADAS (Chicken or Beef) Recipe

Francisco María García



3 People


HOUSE EMPANADAS (Chicken or Beef) Recipe

Chicken and beef empanadas are as delicious as they are easy to make. They’re a part of cultural and culinary traditions all over the world. Their origin, however, is not clear and there are many versions.

In many places, there are homemade recipes for beef and chicken empanadas. Every home and every region has its extra secret ingredient that makes them stand out.

In this article, we’ll take a look at a great recipe!


  • 1 tomato (40 g)
  • 1 red pepper (30 g)
  • 300 g chicken
  • 1 egg (60 g)
  • 2 onions (300 g)
  • Garlic, pepper, and salt (to taste)


  1. First, add salt and pepper to the chicken breast and set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Dice onions into small cubes.
  3. Next, chop the garlic and fry it with the onions in a lightly oiled pan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, making sure to stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn.
  5. While the garlic and onion are frying, chop the red pepper (pieces should not be small). Add to the pan once the onions become translucent.
  6. The egg should be cooked and chopped before being added to the mix.
  7. Cut the chicken breasts into small pieces and add to the mixture in the pan. Next, cut the tomato and grind it before adding it to the dough.
  8. Divide the dough into two parts.
  9. Stretch out the first part and add the ingredients from the pan on top of it.
    Cover with the remaining dough.
    Seal the edges using a fork.
  10. Place it in the oven
    Place the empanada in a preheated oven (220ºC/425ºF).
    Bake for 30 minutes (more or less). Be sure to keep watch over it so that it bakes well. Remember that the filling is already cooked.
    Making the dough is simple and homemade recipes for chicken or beef empanadas are very distinctive. Even though empanadas have changed through time, their flavor remains.

    There are many types of fillings and wonderful variations that include ingredients besides chicken or beef. However, homemade chicken and beef empanadas will always be the most popular ones.

If you opt for beef instead of chicken empanadas, the procedure will basically be the same. Follow the same steps; the size of the beef is at the discretion of whoever makes them. You can also use ground beef if you’d like.


Sharing is caring!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print
{{ reviewsTotal }} Review
{{ reviewsTotal }} Reviews
{{ options.labels.newReviewButton }}
{{ userData.canReview.message }}