Empanadas with Chicken and Walnut

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Gourmet Game Night

By Cynthia Nims

Published 2010

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Freestyling is when cooking gets really fun for me. One of my favorite chicken dishes is a sauté with onion, chopped walnuts, and a good dose of paprika. I riff on that combination as a filling for this tender, flaky empanada dough. Feel free to follow your own inspirations for other potential filling candidates.



  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 clove


To make the filling, half-fill a saucepan with water and add the carrot, ¾ cup of the onion, garlic, and thyme with a good pinch each of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the chicken breast and simmer until no longer pink in t