Chicken Tamale Pie/Mexican Pie

So before I started blogging, I still cooked all the time and shared pics on facebook.  Yes, I was one of those obnoxious food picture sharers.   I was thinking about a recipe I could share today that I would have a picture of and realized I could probably find tons of pics that I had taken and voila…sure enough.  I found quite a few.  I know it is not required, but I like to have a picture to share along with a recipe I write about on my blog.  And I like the picture to be taken by me.  So…here is one I have not made in quite a while which is kind of a sad thing because it was awesome and Big Daddy loved it!!  Well it isn’t that sad, but I really should make this again and soon.  So many good recipes, so little time I suppose.  What a problem to have right?

Chicken Tamale Pie (this was adapted from Cooking LIght by Pinch of Yum)

1/3 cup fat free milk

1/4 cup egg substitute

1 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning, divided (I use reduced sodium)

1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

1 can (14 3/4 ounce) cream style corn

1 box corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy)

1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles, drained

1 (10 oz.) can red enchilada sauce (I usually use Old El Paso brand)

2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese

diced green onions to sprinkle on top


Inspired yet?  Yeah, you should be.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Coat an 9″ pie plate with cooking spray

Combine the first 7 ingredients (milk through green chiles), using just 1/2 Tablespoon of the taco seasoning, in a large bowl, stirring just until moist.  Pour mixture into prepared pie plate.

Bake for 20-30 minutes.  While this is baking, toss the shredded chicken and the remaining 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning.  When the corn mixture is done-when it is set and golden brown-pierce the cooked crust with a fork several times.  Pour enchilada sauce over the pierced crust.  Top with chicken; sprinkle with cheese.  Bake this at 400 for 15 more minutes or until cheese is melted.  Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with chopped green onions.  Slice into 8 slices.

When you have finished making yummy noises and your eyes roll back out of your head,  please leave a comment telling me what you think.  It’s good ya’ll!!!!


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