Empanadas con Pollo y Papas (Empanadas with Roast Chicken & Potatoes)

These Colombian-style empanadas are made easy by using refrigerated pie dough and roasted chicken. Serve them with the homemade spicy ají verde for a dish with a kick.

Serves: 16Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 2 Rolled Pie Crusts
  • 1⁄2 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1⁄2 cup Simply Potatoes® Diced Potatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups roasted chicken, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Goya® Adobo with Pepper
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, or ¼ cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Water, as needed


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In large skillet, sauté onions in oil until translucent, about 4 minutes. Mix in potatoes, salt and pepper. Cover; cook 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Mix in shredded chicken, adobo and cumin. Set aside to cool. Once cool, mix in shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Cut pie crust into 3” round circles. In center of each circle, place 1 tablespoon filling. Seal with water; crimp with fork.
  • Arrange empanadas on baking sheet; bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • In small bowl, combine jalapeños, cilantro, onion, lime juice, white vinegar and salt. Add water until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Serve empanadas with aji verde on the side.