Chicken Tamale Pie

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Cherie Szilvagyi

By
@cheries001

If you are always looking for a good, easy recipe to serve for dinner. This is a good one to put before the kids. They snap it right up and ask for more. So many ways to garnish this one, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and of course curly lettuce of any variety.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 Servings
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

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CHICKEN FILLING

4 Tbsp
butter or olive oil
2 medium
green peppers diced
1 large
onion diced
2 clove
garlic minced
2 c
finely diced chicken about 3 breasts
2 c
tomato sauce
1 can(s)
whole kernel corn 12 oz
1/2 can(s)
sliced black olives
2 tsp
chili powder or more to taste
1 tsp
sugar
salt and pepper to taste

CORNBREAD TOPPER

3/4 c
cornmeal
1/2 tsp
salt
2 c
water
2 Tbsp
butter

How to Make Chicken Tamale Pie

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a skillet heat the two tablespoons of butter. Add green pepper, onion and garlic. Saute about 5 minutes, until vegetables are about tender. Swtir in the chicken and saute about a minute. Add tomato sauce, corn, olives, chili powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Heat through, but do not bring to a simmer.
  • 2Pour the chicken-vegetable mixture into a greased shallow 2 quart baking dish. Set aside.
  • 3In a saucepan, stir the cornmeal and salt into the water. Stirring constantly bring to a simmer and cook until thick. Stir in 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • 4Spoon cornmeal as evenly as possible over the hot chicken mixture. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

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