Chicken Tamale Pie

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Heat the chicken, salsa, beans, 1/2 cup of the broth and the chili powder in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat, stirring, until simmering. Stir in the scallions and remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, combine the cornmeal with the remaining 1 cup broth and 1 cup water in a medium pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring, until very thick, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese and butter. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Spread the cornmeal mixture over the filling and bake until cooked through, about 30 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes. Serve with sour cream.


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I've made this several times in the last couple weeks... I've found that I need to cook it longer so the topping isn't as mushy. I played with the spices as well. I've tried it with chicken, beef and pork and it's always delicious! I agree with the commenters who suggested a high end salsa...  item not reviewed by moderator and published
The topping was the worst I have ever tasted, mushy, never thicken up, and I followed the recipe exactly. Will never make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Will definitely make again~Used rotisserie chicken and med. cheddar cause that's what I had and it was awesome!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasty. i cooked 4 skin on bone in chicken breasts in crockpot day before in broth with intention to use in this dish. i added some seasoned salt, garlic powder and ground cilantro to the chicken part. i used a box of corn muffin mix which was more than called for but added a extra 1/2 cup water to it. i let it cook about 40 minutes. it was runny, put a pan under to catch spills. it soaked up juices as it sat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
just made this for dinner. GROSS. my husband ( who will eat anything , didn't like it. skip this one item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked the flavour, with corn included, but the topping did not Set below the very top at all. Is the broth in the chicken mixture necessary? Any tips? item not reviewed by moderator and published
definitely not using salsa for this again, it wasn't all that great. I will try it again with red chilies and beef or chicken and green chilies and a can of tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family of picky eaters loved it! I've never experienced either the mixture or the tamale topping being watery. The ingredients are straightforward and you probably have most if not all of the ingredients on hand. I added bell peppers and corn to mine and it was marvelous. Like other reviewers have stated, make sure to use a good quality salsa. We've eaten it once a week for the past month and it's still as delicious as the first time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is delicious! I will definitely be making this again and again! To make it a little more flavorful I recommend using a more gourmet pre-made salsa and whatever fresh elements sound good to you like other have suggested. I also added a generous amount of salt and cumin to mine. My husband and I couldn't stop eating it and have never looked forward to leftovers this much before! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was awesome! We didn't have scallions, so we added dried onions. We also used a rotisserie chicken, so that probably added a lot of flavor and salt to the dish. Before sticking it in the oven, the mixture was soupy, but it wasn't when it came out. Will make this again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very tasty dish, and pretty easy to put together. I did follow the other reviewers' recommendations, and added a packet of chicken taco seasoning and a can of drained corn to the chicken mixture. The proportions were fine; neither the filling nor the cornmeal topping was watery. Will make this again, and would recommend it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely love this!! I like my food aggressively seasoned and did not find this bland at all, not sure how so many reviewers thought it was? I used generously seasoned diced, grilled chicken thighs and a super flavorful homemade salsa - I bet if either of these ingredients are subtly flavored, the entire dish would come out bland. Beautiful dish to make adjustments to, I'll take the advice and try corn next time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful, spicey item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just took my first bite.....and it is delicious. My husband and my boys' are threatening my life... because it's so good. Although I tweaked the recipe just a little, it came out pretty good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one is awesome for the busy mom! My kids and hubby loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe-especially the crust! I didn't have scallions so I sauteed some red onions and used them instead. I precooked the chicken in chili oil, paprika, garlic, and added some dried red peppers for some spice. I left the peppers in when baking the pie which helped intensify the flavor more. The crust is especially amazing and would be awesome for many other "pies". item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband usually just says, "good hun" when he likes something.. he keeps raving about how I could make this once a week...or more often.. very tasty, very easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I doubled the topping, added corn, fresh diced tomatoes, and a packet of taco seasoning to the filling since most of you said it was bland. I had to cook it longer than the recipe because the topping was still mushy but overall it turned out great!! My husband and son ate every bit of it! We had some mexican queso dip and we topped it with some of that and it was delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
The filling was really watery, more like soup and the cornbread topping needed to be doubled because it was way too thin, nothing like the photo. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a really good, family friendly meal. Like some of the reviewers suggested, I added some fresh corn which was a great addition. But otherwise the recipe was perfect and everyone had seconds. I think it would be especially good on a cold night. Definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I asked my hubby how he liked this dish. He said I could make it once in a while. A nice change, but I don't think it will be a family favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not a hit. Filling was bland and cornbread came out as a thin, mushy crust. Maybe I should have used a spicier salsa. Or maybe it was an error on my part. Not sure I'll bother to try it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was unsure of this recipe. Would the spice be overpowering when combined with salsa? Would the crust be mush? No longer skeptical. Delicious dinner! I added 1 1/2 cups corn as other reviewers suggested and wouldn't make it any other way. I did not add a ton of salt to the crust, maybe it was a bit bland on it's own but combined with the filling it was perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Throw in some Fritos just for good measure. Gives it a little crunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good and so easy to put together! I didn't have Cheddar so I used up the rest of the Gruyère we had in the fridge, and it was amazing. Next time I'll use Cheddar because it's my favourite cheese, but if anyone wants to try something different they won't be disappointed with Gruyère! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tamale pie is just not tamale pie without corn, I added a drained can of corn, doubled the chili powder for some kick, and added more cheddar, easy to fix and tastes good, can't beat that! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Seemed like the perfect recipe. Ingredients I usually have on hand. Seemed to me the recipe needed something. Definitely corn. Not sure what else. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and easy! I used leftover shredded roast chicken... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy but I would double the cornbread portion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the first time I made it it was runny and I realized I had put a full cup of broth into the salsa mix instead of just 1/2 c. just a thought, when I used the right amount of liquid it was perfect item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dude, if it's watery, THICKEN it! "Watery filling" does not necessarily a crappy recipe make ... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Salt and herbs might remedy that situation ... item not reviewed by moderator and published

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