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Air Fryer Empanadas (Chicken or Beef)

Air fryer empanadas are easy and delicious. They make a great appetizer snack filled with chicken or beef or any filling you enjoy.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: cuban, Latin, spanish
Servings: 2
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Matt Freund


  • 1 package Goya Empanada Dough Discs
  • 8 to 10 ounces cooked chicken or beef
  • 2 chopped Scallions
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 3 Tbsp. Cheese (Any Variety)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp≥ Water


Empanada Filling

  • In a mixing bowl add chopped chicken, scallions and cheese.
  • Season the mixture with Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder and Cumin.
  • Mix Ingredients until combined.

Assemble Empanadas

  • add egg and water to bowl and beat egg to create the egg wash.
  • Lay a piece of the empanada dough on flat surface. Fill with 2 to 3 Tablespoons of mixture.
  • Dip finger in egg wash and run around edge of empanada dough to help seal.
  • Fold over dough and pinch edges to seal.
  • Crimp edges with fork being careful not to punture empanada.
  • Repeat pricess until all empanadas are completed.
  • Turn over all empanadas so bottom is facing up.
  • Brush all empanadas with the egg wash on bottom.

Cooking Air Fryer Empanadas

  • Place side you brushed with egg wash down in air fryer basket.
  • Place about 5 empanadas in the basket. Do not overcrowd.
  • Brush top side of empanada with egg wash.
  • Set cooking temperature of air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook empanadas 8 minutes total flipping half way through.



Keep in mind all air fryers cook a little different. Some hotter than others some not as hot. Cooking time may vary by a few minutes more or less.


Calories: 180kcal