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 toppin: 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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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 week...it's that tasty!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

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

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"So good!"

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."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

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

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