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Recipe for Peruvian chicken empanadas

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How to make Peruvian chicken empanadas

como hacer la masa de empanada de carne peruana
3.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 10 empanadas


Ingredients empanadas dough

  • 4 cups wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon salted yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Ingredients empanadas meat

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 500 grams Fatfree shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Yellow pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Spicy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 black pitted olives


  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 egg white


For the dough

  • Put the wheat flour, salt, yeast, butter and water in a bowl and mix for around 5 minutes making a soft dough and put aside.

For the chicken

  • Heat the olive oil in in a saucepan and sauté the onions and garlic. Add the chicken, salt, pepper, the aji, paprika, black olives and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Cook for 10 minutes over medium-high heat and stir continiously.

For the empanadas

  • Stretch the dough  out flat and cut into small circles (you can either use a glass or a medium-sized plate for this).
  • Put the chicken in the center of each circle of dough.
  • Fold the dough around the chicken and enclose the filling using a wet fork.
  • Brush the dough of the empanadas with egg white.
  • Place the empanadas in a preheated 150º oven for 15 minutes until they are slightly golden brown.
  • Let them cool for around 10 minutes before eating them.

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