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Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken Potpie Empanadas

Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken Potpie Empanadas

The classic chicken potpie gets a portable makeover in this delicious recipe. Although a traditional potpie, with its homemade dough and slow-cooked chicken, takes time to make, this shortcut version uses refrigerated pie crusts and rotisserie chicken to cut the cook time. Kids will especially enjoy these empanadas because they require no eating utensils. For the recipe please,


Chicken Potpie Empanadas

Chicken Potpie Empanadas

Chicken Potpie Empanadas


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 10-ounce box frozen peas and carrots
1 3- to 4-pound store-bought rotisserie chicken, meat shredded
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 refrigerated 9-inch piecrusts (from a 15-ounce package, such as Pillsbury)


  1. Heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  3. Still stirring, slowly add the broth. Cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the peas and carrots, chicken, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat.
  4. Cut each piecrust in half to form 4 half-circles. Spoon the chicken mixture over the bottom half of each half-circle, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
  5. Using your fingers, wet the border with water. Fold the top of each crust over the chicken to form a quarter-circle. Press to seal. Make three 1-inch slits in each top crust.
  6. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake until golden, 15 to 18 minutes.

Serves 4.

CALORIES 696.66(46% from fat); FAT 35.48g (sat 8.14g); CHOLESTEROL 142.95mg; CALCIUM 61.27mg; CARBOHYDRATE 42.72g; SODIUM 680.21mg; PROTEIN 50.47mg; FIBER 3.33g; IRON 4.29mg

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partysugar partysugar 7 years
Alissa TG: Sure, feel free to use margarine instead of butter, although I think butter is more flavorful! mtiger: We put up the nutrition facts if the recipe has them!
mtiger mtiger 7 years
I'm glad that you're putting up nutritional info, Yumsugar! (Although I'm kind of sad this has so many calories, as I'm trying to lose weight now!)
Alissa-TG Alissa-TG 7 years
I have a question - this sounds so good and I want to try it out, but I do not mix meat and milk - can I use margarine instead of butter?
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that this is a REALLY smart version of the dish and it's less scary. to be honest, even when i ate chicken, i was a little scared of the pot pie idea since you really don't know what's inside - you dip your fork or spoon in and you get a surprise. i feel like in this form you're able to get a better sense of things.
kia kia 7 years
Ooooh, chicken pot pie empanada. How fun! I'll keep this in mind for my leftover T-giving turkey.
Mesayme Mesayme 7 years
Chicken pot pie...umm that sounds good for this weekend. yep, I'll whip up a pot pie.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
My BF's grandma taught us how to make traditional empanadas this weekend. So excited! I've been begging him to enlist her help for about four years now!
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