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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chicken Empanada Recipe


Chicken Empanada Recipe


Little introduction what Empanada all about.
 Empanadas are made by folding dough or bread around stuffing, which usually consists of a variety of meat, cheese, huitlacoche, vegetables or fruits, among others.
 Filipino empanadas usually contain ground beef, pork or chicken, potatoes, chopped onions, and raisins (somewhat similar to the Cuban picadillo) in a somewhat sweet, wheat flour bread. There are two kinds available: the baked sort and the flaky fried type. ( source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empanada )

I never made Chicken Empanada before, I just felt that its so hard to make and the process takes forever! but I love this dish!. So, when my friend Cherry came over one time, we decided to make this all time favorite filipino empanada. Guess what? It's easier than I thought.. ( hahaha) I have no idea that the process is just as simple as eating this empanada.( wink)
Chicken Empanada is just perfect meal itself, you have this crunchy bite, flaky, sweet, meaty. All yummy goodness explosion in your mouth at once, and that's the reason why I love chicken empanada.C'mon let start cooking..:)

The Dough

3 cups all purpose flour
1 stick or 1/2 cup cold butter
4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
1.) In large bowl combine the flour, butter, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Mix until well combine;
Note: Make sure the butter is incorporated on the dry mixture.
2.) Add the water, mix well and knead the dough in clean surface. 
3.) Let it stand for 10 minutes, divide the dough into 18 little balls. Set aside;

The Filling Mixture

Note:Frozen or fresh peas in MUST on making empanada. It just happen I don't have it the time I made my empanada..:)
- Cut your chicken and vegetables into small cubed.

Ingredients:
1 chicken breast
1 medium size potato
1 big carrot
1/2 cup peas ( I don't have it on hand )
1/4 cup raisin
Oil
Onion
Salt and Pepper- to taste

Directions:
1.) Put oil in large pan sauteed the onion until translucent.  Add the chicken cooked until golden brown.
2.) Add the vegetables, raisin and salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer for 10 minutes or until everything is cooked.
3.) Let the filling mixture cool completely. 
NOTE: Adjust the seasoning and taste to your preference and liking.:)


The making of Chicken Empanada

* Now that, we have the dough and the mixture filing. Let start making the Chicken Empanada.
1.) Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.

1.) Using rolling pin, roll the dough onto clean surface until form a circle. Do it until everything is DONE. Next,  Fill each rolled dough with the filling mixture about 1 spoonful.

2.) Fold the dough in half, and then seal the dough by pinching and folding the edges on the Empanada. Just like the photo above.:) 

3.) Put the Empanada into greased baking pan, brush the top with egg white mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
4.) Cool completely before eating. Enjoy and Share with your friends and family.

63 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing this recipe...I will consider this one as one of our sunday afternoon snacks.

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  2. i remembered red ribbon's empanada. :)

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    1. I haven't tried red ribbon's empanada, when did they start selling it?

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  3. I love empanadas! How Ive missed it!

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  4. I love chicken empanada especially Red Ribbon's. I've never tried to make it though. It looks like a lot of work.

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    1. That was I thought before, pero carry naman ang process:) Thanks!

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  5. Aw...we don't have an oven. :-( Fortunately, I can always just grab a box of empanadas from Red Ribbon. :-)

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    1. Others do fry them, Yay! good for you:) Thanks

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  6. Oh yum! Empanadas are one of my all time favorites!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  7. I like empanada! Those look yummy! They re sort of like chicken pie, too.

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  8. You're super creative. Sana we were neighbors so I could knock and ask for your baked goodies whenever I smell you baking/cooking something :D

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    1. I love that..and I love sharing my baked goodies. Thank you:)

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  9. Ah, kaya pala glossy ang empanada may egg white. It does look simple enough to try...

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  10. Oh my! my favorite! How I wish I have an oven so I can make these too..

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    1. Thanks! some people deep do deep fried empanada's.

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  11. I love empanada, but I must say I'm biased with ham and cheese variant. =)

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  12. i also love empanada, easy to make pambaon ng mga kids ko

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  13. Aww.. you have me drooling looking at the snack.. can't wait to make it for the kids!!

    Dominique @Dominique's Desk

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  14. Uyy, coincidence. My co-workers were craving for empanadas and we have to send somebody to buy a box hehe. Great. i will try the recipe

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  15. These are my favorite snacks a long time ago. A nearby resto used to sell them, or they'd deliver to the office when I was still working. Yummy empanadas.

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  16. I love empanada! Thanks for sharing the recipe, though I know medyo d ko carry yan. I'm not that blessed with cooking skills kasi. :)

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    1. Ako nga din, practice makes perfect. Thanks:)

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  17. How did you know I'm starving right now? ;)

    Looks delicious!

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    1. Hahhahah, just guessing Dana:) Thank you!

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  18. i am not into empanada but it depends on the flavor.. hehe this really looks delish

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    1. I love different variation of flavor, Thanks!

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  19. aww, sarap! love it. i want to try cooking this one but can i make it by not baking it? deep fry ba puwede? wala kami oven. huhu. :-(

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    1. Yes, you can fry them! Mas crispy ang deep-fried empanada, pero syempre less healthy hehe. I think the Ilocanos deep-fry their famous empanadas. :D

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    2. Absolutely! you can deep fry empanada's as what Marie Angeli said..:) Thanks girlies:)

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  20. hmmmm, nakakagutom. Nilalagyan ko ng suka ang empanada when eating. Thanks for sharing the recipe

    MomMy Hanny

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    1. Masarap din yan, I love empanada's and coke together for snack.:) Thanks

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  21. Ang sarap! parang gusto ko rin itry to while my baking instruments are out hehe

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  22. Looks good, The recipe you shared looks easy and simple. This is what I like about pinoy empanada, there a lot of veggies and meat in the fillings. Thanks for sharing

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  23. It can be fried too? We don't oven yet e. Daddy is asking me about it and I hope he can make empanada too. Hehe

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    1. I've heard some do deep fried empanada's but I haven't tried it myself.
      Thank you! Mommy Maye

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  24. thanks for sharing the recipe. I always thought making empanada is quite difficult but your article made it sound so easy that ought to try. Does it have a same effect if I fry it instead?

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    1. Thank you! I don't know if it will gonna be the same, cause I haven't tried deep fried empanada's yet. Some region do deep fried empanada's and I'm thinking maybe by using different dough ingredient that can hold onto the frying process.

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  25. Making empanada is on my to-do list :D Your version looks easy and simple !

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  26. You're making me hungry!!! :D Chicken empanada is one of my fave snacks!

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  27. this is one of my favorite local snacks! :) yum

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  28. thanks for this recipe, I would love to try this, I thought sobrang hirap ng paggawa ng empanada.

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    1. Welcome! Let me know what you think of the recipe..:)

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  29. beautiful empanada! I miss the empanada with all the fillings! here in ZC , it is mostly squash inside!

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  30. Speaking of empanada, I think Mommy requested me to make some this week, hopefully I can make the same as you did.

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  31. I made some last weekends. The end products is good but I think it will be better if deppe-fried instead of baking.

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  32. hmm bakit a must yung peas sis? medyo ayoko pa naman nun..hahaha

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    1. Nakalagay kasi sa recipe na I follwed and to add sweetness. But you can totally omit the peas Sis just like what i did. thanks:)

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  33. I hope Daddy can make a good empanada. That's one of my favorite back in college. I would always wait for Kuya Nine who sells merienda like empanada, pichi, maja etc back then.

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