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Three chicken parmesan empanadas on a wooden board with a red sauce.
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Easy Chicken Parmesan Empanadas

These delicious and easy chicken Parmesan empanadas are stuffed with traditional tomato sauce, chicken, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. A fun and kid-friendly recipe perfect for Back-to-School.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 empanadas
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Vanessa


  • 1 pack 10 discs empanada dough discs
  • ½ cup Prego® Italian Sauce
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • Lay the empanada discs, a few at a time, on a flat surface over parchment paper.
  • Add about 1 teaspoon sauce to the center of each disc and layer with about 1 tablespoon chicken, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  • Carefully fold the discs and using a fork press firmly around the edges to seal.
  • In a medium pot or large pan, heat oil over medium heat. Fry the empanadas on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Rest in a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1mg