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CHI-CHI’S® Chicken Verde Empanadas

Empanadas are easier to make than you think and way more delicious than you could ever imagine. Perfect as a meal, snack or a great game day recipe your fans will love!

20 minutes
15 minutes
35 minutes


  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast
  • 1 canned whole kernel corn with green and red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño wheels, diced
  • 1/2 package of CHI-CHI’S® Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 box refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar of CHI-CHI’S® Salsa Verde Mild


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl except the pie crusts and mix until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken, corn, jalapeños, taco seasoning, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and salt.
  4. Unroll crusts on work surface. With a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut rounds from each crust.
  5. Spoon about 2 tablespoons over half of each round to within 1/4-inch of edge. Fold dough over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal.
  6. Place the sealed empanadas on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to set for another 5 minutes. Serve with CHI-CHI’S® Salsa Verde Mild.