Chicken and chorizo empanadas recipe 

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These empanadas are a great sharing dish – to serve as nibbles, to eat as a snack as a packed lunch almost like a Cornish pasty, or to bring to a BBQ as a summer canapé. The work is in making the dough and the filling, but you can make them ahead, throw them in the oven and they’re done. 

Prep time: 35 minutes, plus resting time ¦ Cooking time: 1 hour 

MAKES 

16 

INGREDIENTS 

For the filling

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Romano pepper, finely diced
  • 100g cooking chorizo, roughly chopped
  • A pinch of chilli flakes, lightly crushed
  • A pinch of fennel seeds, lightly crushed
  • A handful of basil leaves, torn


For the pastry…

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