Chicken and Potato Empanadas #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

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It’s back to school season here in Florida. Back to school also means returning to a busy schedule full of homework and lots of extracurricular activities and sports. Shuffling kids from school to soccer or football practice leaves little time to prepare dinner. However, when your kids are heavily involved in physical activities and strenuous sports, it crucial for them to fuel properly and replenish their young growing bodies with muscle repairing proteins found in lean meats, like chicken.

These simple Chicken and Potato Empanadas are the perfect pocket-sized meal packed with plenty of good carbs and protein and great for a dinner on the go. For busy evenings, you can prepare the filling in the morning and fill the pre-made empanada dough at dinner time.

Chicken and Potato Empanadas

chicken and potato empanadas

For even busier days, you can prepare the empanadas the night before and bake them at dinner time. The leftovers freeze and reheat well for a ready to eat dinner on the go.

Chicken and Potato Empanadas


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  1. Renee says:

    I didn’t even know there was pre-made empanada dough. I am certainly going to add that to my shopping list. What a great meal and who doesn’t love chicken and potatoes wrapped in pastry. Yum!

  2. Crystal H says:

    These look amazing and sound so easy. I didn’t know you could buy the dough. The dough is the part that intimidates me. I hate baking….cooking I can do all day. 🙂

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