Three Ingredient Chicken Empanadas

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Growing up having a fritura like empanadas, alcapurria or a relleno de papa was usually on special occasions. Sometimes on the weekends my parents would stop by a local place (which never conveniently had everything to make them yourself like Walmart) and pick some up. The frituras were not readily available to have after school or for dinner with good reason, as they’re a bit time consuming to make. Now as a mom of seven, I don’t have time to be making them from scratch either, but what I do have are Campbell Soup Company products like  Swanson® Premium Chicken and Pace® Salsa that cut down the cooking time in half! Scroll down to see how I make my three ingredient chicken empanadas

Three Ingredient Chicken Empanadas

With back-to-school season not far off (we start in August), I rely on products like Swanson® Premium Chicken (already cooked and ready to use for quick meals) that is low fat and heart healthy. Pace® Salsas genuine southwest flavor that gives meal an instant kick of flavor and is pretty much guaranteed to be good on anything but ice cream, to help create delicious after school snacks just like the three ingredient chicken empanadas I enjoyed as a kid. To help keep me energized I treat myself with yummy V8+Energy® (found in the juice aisle at Walmart). Fans say it gives them steady energy, just the thing need for the kids back-to-school season. And it’s only 50 calories!

Three Ingredient Chicken Empanadas:

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Pace® Salsa

Swanson® Premium Chicken

Discos (dough for empanadas)


Thaw disc over night by leaving it in the fridge.

In a large bowl combine canned chicken and salsa and mix.

Add chicken onto disc, fold disc in half and gently press fork down on edges to close.

Fry or bake until golden brown.

Serve with extra salsa and  a V8+Energy®.

Three Ingredient Chicken Empanadas

These three ingredients chicken empanadas take about 10 minutes to put together and only a few minutes to fry. It’s guaranteed to be loved by everyone in your family and you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to have them like I did back in the day! Serve with some extra Pace® Salsa for dipping, and an ice cold V8+Energy®!

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Three Ingredient Chicken Empanadas



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  1. Robin rue says

    We are big fans of a Mexican food around here. These would definitely go over big with both of my kids!

  2. Andrea says

    i grew up eating chicken empanadas and this totality hits close to home. thanks so much for sharing a simple version of a recipe that reminds me of home.

  3. AnnMarie John says

    I think this is a lovely chicken recipe! I’ve been trying to switch to chicken and fish for some time now and I love looking for recipes that fit my diet. I love that this only includes 3 ingredients! That’s so easy!

  4. Kristina says

    This looks so good! I’d love to try this recipe and add a ton of cheese to them! Love Mexican food!!

  5. Brittany says

    I desperately need these in my life! I love chicken anything and these look super easy to make and absolutely delicious.

  6. Lily says

    OMG!! these look so good!! Especially if you were to add some cheese!! I feel like this meal is ideal for a college student, quick, easy, and inexpensive.

  7. Stacey says

    I have never made empanadas and you make it look so easy! I am going to have to give it a try. Hopefully mine will be golden brown just like yours.

  8. Krystle Cook says

    Empanadas are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast. I have never done a chicken one and so definitely need to try this.

  9. Cat says

    Mmmmm we love chicken empanadas! But they can take so much time and preparation to get them ready. These 3 ingredient ones look perfect!

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