Chicken Pot Pie Empanadas: Reinvent This Classic Winter Favorite

Today’s guest post is from Brandi Koskie at DietsInReview.com with recipe and images by Dana Shultz of DietsInReview.com. We love, love, love this empanada twist on traditional chicken pot pie!
While this has been a fairly mild winter (at least for us!), it has still presented plenty of opportunity for that feel-good comfort food that warms even the chilliest of days. Pot pie for instance. We’ve made a few of these this winter. They’re great for a hungry crowd or family, sharing with sick friends or those returning home with a new baby, or tossing together for a quick crazy weeknight dinner. The best part about our Whole Wheat Chicken Pot Pie recipe is that it’s actually good for you, as in, way better than that frozen pie from the store. It’s also made with love—and no specialty store carries that.
One of our favorite things about cooking, though, is taking the usual and turning it to something exciting and unusual. And when the result is still something healthful that feels good to eat, too, then we’re going to mark that under the “W” column. That’s what happened with these little empanadas.
We married our favorite meat pie to our favorite meat pastry and, voila!, you’ve got yourself a Chicken Pot Pie Empanada. It’s the handheld version of this classic. The pot pie’s gone mobile like the rest of our society. Still stocked with lean chicken breast, sweet veggies and a creamy sauce, it’s all folded into flaky pie crust (we like Immaculate Baking Company brand) and baked to finger-food goodness.
This meal? It’s like a food hug.
These Chicken Pot Pie Empanadas will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a few days, and the freezer for at least two months. Talk about yummy!

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 Again, a huge thanks to DIR for the recipe! What’s your favorite empanada filler? Savory? Sweet? A twist on a classic like this one? —Jenn

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  1. Steph says:

    Looks oh so yummy! I am definitely going to try this.. Thanks for the share!

  2. Denmark says:

    Looking at this Chicken Pot Pie Empanada makes me feel full. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  3. Lynn says:

    I’d love to pair this Chicken Pot Pie Empanadas with my Avocado juice.

  4. The perfect Christmas treat. It’s chicken pot pie but better because you can bring it with anywhere. It’s enough to keep you full for a while before festivities begin. It doesn’t just look delicious but healthy too.

  5. Empanadas are quite nice. I eat quite a lot of them. Now, I can try this recipe to make them myself. Gonna make this soon!

  6. Allan says:

    The Chicken Pot Pie Empanada has always been my go-to comfort food. Warms my tummy and my heart as well. Now, I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. This should be a perfect addition to our breakfast.

  8. I will surely try and make these chicken pot pie empanadas!

  9. Sharon says:

    My sister loves empanadas, I think she will appreciate me making this for her. They seem easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Stella says:

    Whether in cold weather or not, I love these chicken pot pie empanadas! Definitely my go-to comfort food. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Shane says:

    I crave for empanadas all year long. Great snacks! You also gave it a very nice twist.

  12. denmark says:

    Looks delicious! I hope you can also post the ingredients of it. It’s really great for picnic.

  13. Jessalyn says:

    Our empanadas here are made out of ground pork I didn’t know you can also use chicken to it.

  14. Pete says:

    Wow, this recipe will be totally delicious. Add an ingredients which contains a lot of amino acids, it has several benefits to our body including anti-aging and recovery of certain cells in the body.

  15. Pete says:

    I tried this recipe and turns out to be delicious. Thank again for sharing this to us.

  16. Gerdz says:

    Yum! this looks stunning. I am definitely gonna make this nutritious food this weekends. Surely my family will love it.

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