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Chicken Tamale Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This Chicken Tamale Pie is an easy and flavorful dish! A cornbread base topped with chicken, green chile, and cheese!

Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken tamale pie, easy dinner
Servings: 8
Calories: 492 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
CORNBREAD BASE:
  • 1 cup (175g) cornmeal
  • 1 cup (150g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14.25oz)(404g) can creamed corn
  • 1 cup (240g) sour cream
  • ½ cup (113g) butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
CHICKEN FILLING:
  • cups (475g) cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 (10oz)(283g) can green chile sauce or green enchilada sauce
  • 2 (4oz)(113g) cans chopped green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder and onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano and cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (115g) shredded cheddar
Instructions
CORNBREAD BASE:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish or 12" cast iron skillet; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the creamed corn, sour cream, melted butter, and egg just until combined. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or until edges are golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

CHICKEN FILLING:
  1. While the cornbread is baking make filling. In a medium bowl combine the chicken, enchilada sauce, green chiles, and spices.

  2. Spoon on top of baked cornbread and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Top with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes
  1. Freezer Friendly: Cool completely and wrap well. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat as desired. I like to reheat in the oven. 
  2. Storage: Can store baked dish in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  3. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. The nutrition is not calculated with toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tamale Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 754mg33%
Potassium 348mg10%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 208mg21%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.