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Commercial RecipeIndonesian Chicken Empanadas


8 minutes
24 empanadas

Empanadas are baked pastries filled with meat and veggies — and bursting with flavor. These Indonesian Chicken Empanadas are no exception in the flavor department. The nutty sweetness of REESE'S Peanut Butter Sauce pairs perfectly with spicy-meets-earthy cumin and ginger.

Ingredients & Directions

Bake Time
8 minutes


  • 8 fl. oz.
    vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs.
    boneless skinless chicken breast, 1/4-inch diced
  • 1 lb.
    onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp.
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp.
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp.
    ground ginger
  • 2 fl. oz.
    soy sauce
  • 2 fl. oz.
  • 8 (9-inch each)
    refrigerated pie crusts
  • 14 oz.
    eggs, beaten
  • 8 tsp.
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Sauce (Item# 35031), divided
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    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Syrup, Bottle (Item# 31850)
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    Boston lettuce leaves (optional)
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    Additional HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Syrup, Bottle (Item# 31850)



Heat convection oven to 300°F (standard oven: 350°F).


Heat oil in large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Carefully add chicken, onion and cilantro; sautÈ until chicken is cooked through. Add cumin, ginger and soy sauce, stirring until soy sauce is incorporated into chicken. Remove from heat; immediately stir in honey. Set aside.


Divide prepared dough into 8 portions. On lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a circle 10 to 11-inches in diameter. Using 5-inch round cutter, cut each dough into 3 to 4 rounds, re-rolling scraps as needed to make a total of 32 circles. Brush edges with beaten eggs.


Spread 1/4 teaspoon REESE'S Peanut Butter Sauce in center of each 5-inch dough. Scoop slightly heaping tablespoon (approximately 1 oz.) chicken filling over peanut sauce. Lightly drizzle each with HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Syrup. Fold each empanada in half, gently press edges together with tines of fork. Place on parchment paper lined sheet pans. Bake 8 to 15 minutes* or until golden brown.


To serve, place 2 empanadas on a leaf of Boston lettuce , if desired, on serving plate. Drizzle additional HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Syrup. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.


Step 4: If using convection oven, rotate pans one-half turn (180°) after 4 minutes of baking.