Hello dear friends, today I’m going to show you another sheet pan recipe idea which is Galician Chicken Empanada or Spanish Chicken Pie. As it looks capture you, the taste will amaze you too. Get ready to have a taste in this beautiful Chicken Empanadas.
Empanadas or pies share common figures but it totally different from one another in taste & the procedure. It is pretty much in cuisine variations. While pies popular in Europe, empanadas whom origins in Galicia (Spain) and Portugal also become popular food in there too. The stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried called empanadas and unlike individual hand pies; Galician Empanadas baked as a single large dish. We can find empanada filled with pretty much everything, from seafood (octopus, scallops, crab), to meat (chicken, beef, chorizo…) or even fish (monkfish, sardines, mackerel…). Instead of going on the most popular one, the tuna empanada; in here I’m making chicken empanadas.
The key component of the Galician Chicken Empanadas is the oil or the liquid that drained from the filling & it will use to make the dough. Using the drained oil/ liquid is depend on the filling that you are going to use, & there are lot of optional for the filling, so my point is you can use olive oil instead of liquid just in case your filling doesn’t any contains oils on it.
Even though dough making hold quite time, it is really delicious at the end for all the efforts we took in it. Or you can even use the store brought empanadas dough to make this, it saves lot of time obliviously. I’m guessing puff pastry sheets also works fine though. The process is similar to the pizza dough recipe but with additional touch, click up here to have a perfect pizza crust in detail.
In here I’m using mixture of whole wheat flour & all-purpose flour. Just bread flour or all-purpose flour works fine too.
Note: Do not keep one side attaching to the board while rolling it, you need to often flip its sides & flour the board so that dough will come out easily without sticking to board.
Note: as you can see instead of making strips I rolled them into cylinder shaped ones & then braid them. Ones it baked, there was a thick layer of top & thin layer of bottom in the empanada, and I consider it as a failure. So I highly suggest you to go above mentioned method with minimum decoration.
Homemade Galician chicken empanada is best if you want to impress your family & friends. It’s totally worthwhile the time it took to make & the efforts that we put in. If you notice this is quite similar to the Sheet Pan Chicken Bread, but in texture it completely different. So try it & let us know your suggestions on comments below. I will see you soon with yet another delicious recipe like this, bye guys.
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