Trader Joe’s Chicken & Chimichurri Empanadas Reviews

(4 customer reviews)

Dark chicken meat, vegetables, and chimichurri sauce in a traditional flaky pastry. Sold in the frozen section.

Ingredients: filling (boneless chicken, chicken thigh, potato, carrot, green cabbage, chimichurri sauce [sunflower oil, red bell pepper, cilantro, red onion, parsley, olive oil, green onions, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, black pepper, cane sugar], onion, red bell pepper, diced tomatoes in juice [tomatoes, tomato juice, sea salt, citric acid [to preserve], garlic, water, cumin, canola oil], paprika, thyme, oregano leaves, cumin seed), pastry (unbleached enriched wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, water, canola oil, salt).

Contains wheat.

250 calories per serving – two servings per container.

Can be cooked in a conventional oven or an air fryer (microwave not recommended).


4 reviews for Trader Joe’s Chicken & Chimichurri Empanadas Reviews

  1. Janet

    The photo on the package looks exactly as the words describe the product. You can see bits of chicken, carrots, cabbage, onion, and minced vegetables. The empanadas appear to be well stuffed and over an inch thick at the middle fullness. The actual empanadas are thin and disappointing. No individual ingredients of the filling are identifiable. No chicken meatiness is discernible. My family could not guess what the filling was. It did not taste like any empanadas we ever had before, and certainly there was not a clue of chimichurri sauce. The only flavor present was salt.

  2. Christine Baskets

    Didn’t have the same experience as Janet at all. These came out great in the air fryer and were pretty tasty. You can’t really taste chimichurri but why expect that flavor to be prominent? Chimichurri is something you have on the side with empanadas. I wish these were available at Costco.

  3. That Brown Girl

    Maybe the trick is using an air fryer, because these were terrible using a conventional stove. The taste was bland and there was hardly no chicken in my pastries. I cooked mine longer than recommended so they would be semi-crunchy (it worked), because the time suggested didn’t yield a “done” serving (to my liking). The only reason why I’m giving it one star is that the small amount of chicken in them were not dry. I’m usually a big fan of TJ’s frozen foods, but this one was disappointing.

  4. Anonymous

    num num in ma tum! these were delectable morsels of flavor!!

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