Easy Chicken Tamale Pie Recipe
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Easy Chicken Tamale Pie Recipe

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All you need are some simple ingredients from the pantry to put this together. I love that I can go fishing while it cooks. —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, salsa and minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without optional toppings): 359 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 1021mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein .


  1. In a large skillet, cook chicken over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Stir in seasonings.
  2. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in beans, tomatoes, corn, enchilada sauce, green onions and cilantro. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until heated through.
  3. In a small bowl, combine muffin mix and eggs; spoon over chicken mixture. Cook, covered, on low 1 to 1-1/2 hours longer or until a toothpick inserted in corn bread layer comes out clean.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. If desired, serve with toppings. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Easy Chicken Tamale Pie in Taste of Home February/March 2014

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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danab1925 237437
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Fabulous every time we have this for dinner. I have used both the crockpot and the oven with a 9x13 pan--never disappointed! My husband says that we can have this dish every's that tasty!"

hbwt40 225274
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"This is oh so yummy! Great slow cooker recipe!!!!!"

sbuffman 222488
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"So good!"

Angel182009 150946
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"My family really liked this. I loved that you use the slow cooker for it. Saves time and makes it easier to get dinner on the table."

coralbay 150945
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Made this recipe last night while camping-INCREDIBLE!"

jaime1103 124420
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"My whole family loved it and it was easy."

rinshin 124419
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"This was certainly quick and easy recipe for lazy days of summer or any other times. Very good recipe, but I did have to up the spices a little more after tasting the dish throughout it's cooking time. Thanks for sharing."

tifball 179923
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"Delicious! However I did not use a slow cooker. I just baked in oven on 375 until the cornbread was done."

robryant 179921
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"This was very good. I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs for the ground chicken. I placed the chicken in the bottom of the crock, then added the spices and the remaining ingredients. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne for little more heat. We have now made this recipe twice. This is a keeper for us also. Thanks TOH!!!"

liketohike 195813
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"We really loved this and it was so easy. I did it on a day I was home from work, but I could see browning the meat the night before, then putting it all together in the morning and starting the cornbread part when I get home."

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