Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Cheesy Chicken Tamale PieThis delicious Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie recipe is bursting with flavors and textures!  Plus it’s quick and easy to prepare, and it’s hearty and satisfying.Cheesy Chicken Tamale PieFor a quick and easy family dinner, you just can’t beat Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie.  Garnish it with sour cream or my favorite Cilantro-Ranch Dressing recipe which you can find by clicking HERE.  YUM!
Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie
Serves 8
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box (8.5 ounces) corn muffin mix
  2. ½ cup buttermilk
  3. 1 egg, room temperature
  4. ½ c cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  5. 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  6. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1 large onion, chopped
  8. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  10. 2 cups shredded chicken
  11. 2 cups salsa, divided
  12. ½ cup enchilada sauce
  13. 3 cups shredded mixture cheddar and jack cheese
  14. Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  15. Cilantro, chopped for garnish
  16. Sour cream, salsa, guacamole, enchilada sauce etc for garnish
Instructions
  1. Grease round (12-inch) baking dish or skillet, and preheat oven to 400 degrees, F.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, sauté onions in olive oil until tender (about 5 minutes). Add garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Stir in taco seasoning. Add chicken and 1 cup salsa, then salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium-size bowl, combine corn muffin mix, buttermilk, egg, corn and melted butter. Mix until evenly combined, and spread into prepared pan. Pour remaining 1 cup salsa over top, and spread evenly. Add chicken mixture, and top with cheeses.
  4. Cover with foil, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove foil, and bake for another 2-5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or your favorite Mexican sauce.
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Grease round (12-inch) baking dish or skillet, and preheat oven to 400 degrees, F.

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

In a large skillet, over medium heat, sauté
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
Cook until tender (about 5 minutes).

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Add
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sauté 1 minute more.

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Stir in
1 tablespoon taco seasoning

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Add
2 cups shredded chicken
1 cup salsa

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Season with salt and fresh black pepper to taste.

Melt
2 tablespoons butter
and …

… beat
1 egg

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

In a medium-sized mixing bowl stir together
1 box (8.5 ounces) corn muffin mix
½ cup buttermilk
1 egg, room temperature
½ c cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Spread corn mixture into prepared pan, and …

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

… cover with
remaining 1 cup salsa

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Add chicken mixture, and …

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

… top with cheeses.

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Cover tightly with foil, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Making Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Remove foil, and continue to bake another 3 to 5 minutes.

Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Remove from oven, garnish with fresh cilantro, and …

Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

… serve immediately with sour cream, enchilada sauce, salsa, or guacamole.

taking a bite of Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Enjoy!

taking a bite of Cheesy Chicken Tamale Pie

Yep!

  • Becky Crandall Littlefield

    You need to publish a cookbook, Lisia! I’d buy it. 🙂 Great job with your blog!

    • Thanks, Becky! I miss you and hope you’re doing well!