Quick And Easy Chicken Fajita Empanadas


Kraft Recipe Makers Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas
Using fresh ingredients is always the key to a great recipe. Getting some help from Kraft Recipe Makers Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita is a great way reduce the time you spend in the kitchen without sacrificing the quality of the food you serve your family.

I love cooking but I’ve been so busy lately working and traveling like crazy that I am always look for recipes for easy meals. By the time dinner comes around and I’m wondering what to cook I have limited time. In this case I am using the Kraft Recipe Starters to help cut in half the time I spend making one of our favorite dinners, my original Chicken Fajita Empanadas.  I love this recipe because you can prepare it ahead and the empanadas are so easy to store or to grab on the go for the office or a weekend trip.

ingredients for fajitas
There is not much prep work, just some slicing and dicing and you are ready to go.

You can find the Kraft Recipe Makers at Walmart, they are usually in the pasta isle next to the past sauces.  There are quite a few options but I choose the Tex-Mex Fajita because you know we love our Latino flavor in this house!

Kraft Recipe Makers Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita simmering sauce
Pour the Kraft Recipe Makers Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita simmering sauce right on the pan.

Although I have made empanada dough before (the best recipe I’ve found is the one on epicurious.com) now I usually get frozen empanada discs.  Just make sure you get the ones that are for baking and not the ones for frying. We likes our empanadas fried not baked because they are so much healthier.

Kraft Recipe Makers Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas
The empanada discs with the chicken fajita filling, ready to close up and put in the oven.

I only used half of the simmering sauce as I wanted the chicken to be dry so that the empanadas would not be soggy. That means that with just one box I can make this twice or make double the empanadas. I also had some of the fajita chicken left so this will be good for two meals as I can combine the left over chicken with something else.

Kraft Recipe Makers Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas
The chicken fajita empanadas where delicious.

I made the empanadas during the weekend and since they are super easy to heat up and serve I have these around for when I have not time to cook dinner and I can just pop them in the oven for a few minutes.  My husband and the kids really loved these, next time I will be making double the amount.

Kraft Recipe Makers Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas


4 from 1 vote

Quick And Easy Chicken Fajita Empanadas

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Author Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz


  • - 2 bell peppers I used red and green to give it some color
  • - 1 red or white onion cut in
  • - 1lb chicken breasts cut in cubes
  • - 1 package of frozen empanada discs for baking
  • - 1 package Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita Kraft Recipe Makers
  • - 1 package Kraft shredded cheese I used the Mexican 4 cheese blend
  • - 1 egg beaten


  1. Remove frozen empanada discs from freezer and let thaw.
  2. In a sauce pan on medium add half of the Kraft Lime Simmering sauce and chicken until cooked.
  3. Add onions and pepper, sauté until a couple of minutes until tender but still a bit crunchy.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  6. Place empanada discs on waxed paper.  Put two tablespoons of filling in the center of each empanada.
  7. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top.
  8. Using a brush moisten the edges of the empanada discs with water.
  9. Fold the empanada discs and bring the edges together sealing them by pressing down on them with a fork.
  10. Glaze the tops with beaten egg.
  11. Bake on a lightly oiled baking sheet until golden, about 10-12 minutes.
  12. Serve with tomato salsa and chipotle (included on the Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita Kraft Recipe Makers box), guacamole and sour cream.


Kraft Recipe Makers Tex-Mex Chicken Fajitas

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Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

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14 thoughts on “Quick And Easy Chicken Fajita Empanadas”

  1. This article is DROOL WORTHY! I bookmarked it for future cooking. As much as I LOVE to each Mexican and Spanish foods, I never attempt to cook them in my own kitchen, but this looks too easy to not attempt.


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