Chicken Tamale Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Tamale Pie recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Tamale Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lapeterson

Makes 24 servings



Great cook ahead and freeze recipe. This is a double recipe. You will need 2- 9x13 pans that have been sprayed with Pam.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Tamale Pie

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound carrots
1 yellow onion
2 green peppers
1 red pepper
5 cloves garlic
1 pound frozen corn
1/4 teaspoons dried chives
3 teaspoons cumin
3 teaspoons chili powder
15 ounces diced tomato
3 ounces diced green chilies
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 pounds chicken breast, skinless boneless
1/2 cups cheddar cheese
1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
10 cups chicken broth
4 cups cornmeal
1 tablespoons butter

Recipe Directions for Chicken Tamale Pie

  1. Place carrots in large heavy skillet with spray fat free oil, salt & pepper. Cover & cook over medium-high heat for 5-8 minutes (semi tender but still crunch).

  2. Add onion, peppers, garlic, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, and chives to pan reduce heat to medium for 20 minutes without browning.

  3. In the meantime, put chicken breasts in another skillet (no oil or spray) at medium with lid). Turn chicken every 5 minutes.

  4. Once vegetables are softened, add tomatoes, chilis, and lime juice. Bring vegetables to simmer and cook for several minutes, until slightly thickened.

  5. Remove chicken from pan and slice into small pieces (marble size). Best to use 8" chef knife.

  6. Toss chicken, cilantro, and corn into vegetable pan. Mix well and lower temperature to low.

  7. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  8. Make Polenta in two batches.

  9. Put 5 cups of chicken broth in sauce pot, whisk in 2 cups cornmeal very slowly. Whisking constantly over medium heat. Continue whisking until very mushy, almost like oatmeal. Remove polenta from heat, add .5 table spoons of light butter.

  10. Repeat previous step

  11. Let polenta rest and cool for 5 minutes (it will get a film across the top- which is good).

  12. Spoon half of one polenta mixture into bottom of cassarole dish.

  13. Add meat filling.

  14. Spoon other half into top of casserole dish.

  15. Do these last 3 steps again for the second casserole dish.

  16. Dot the top of each dish with a tiny bit of butter (1 tbl each).

  17. Place in over for 35-45 minutes (middle of oven).

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 246.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.3g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Sodium
408mg
17%
Potassium
516mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
26.5g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
18.3g
Vitamin A 94% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 6% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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