Buffalo Chicken Empanadas


  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • About 1 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 pie crusts room temperature
  • About 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • All purpose flour for surface
  • Optional: serve with ranch dressing you can even add some of the buffalo sauce to the ranch!


  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2.  Pull apart chicken with a fork or using your hands and shred it into a large mixing bowl. Add about 1 cup of buffalo sauce (depending on the size of your chicken you may need more--make sure the chicken is fully coated). Using a fork, mix the sauce and at the same time pull apart the chicken even more.

  3.  Dust a clean surface with some flour and lay out your pie crusts. You can use a cookie cutter or even a bowl (I used a circular ramekin) to cut the dough into 3- or 4-inch circles. Fill each piece of dough with about small spoonful of the chicken and top with a pinch of cheese. Fold the dough over and use a clean fork and seal the edges.

  4.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat lightly with a cooking spray. Place empanadas on the baking sheet. Crack an egg into a small bowl and whisk. Using a pasty brush, coat the top of each empanada with the egg wash. Let them bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown!

Recipe Notes

Tip: These heat up well in the oven so you can make them in advance, too!