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Muffin Tin Tamale Cakes

Muffin Tin Tamale Cakes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD: 2 dozen.


  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup red enchilada sauce


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine muffin mix, corn and eggs; stir just until moistened. Stir in 1 cup cheese. In another bowl, toss chicken with enchilada sauce.
  • 2. Fill each of 24 foil-lined muffin cups with 2 tablespoons batter. Place 1 tablespoon chicken mixture into center of each; cover with about 1 tablespoon batter.
  • 3. Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire racks. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 137 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.


Average Rating:
  • Spirambler
    Mar 28, 2018

    I had to make 1-1/2 times the recipe to make 24 and I used a scoop I confirmed was 1 Tablespoon. But taste was good. I think some diced green chilies in cornbread would be nice. Try poaching your chicken in broth and herbs to add flavor. A definite make again recipe.

  • nltrue
    Jan 1, 2017

    These were not bad, but very bland, and to my mind the chicken didn't add anything at all. I would just make the cornbread mix. Won't be making it again.

  • ms11145
    Feb 18, 2016

    Super easy. I put more chicken in the middle and put more of hte batter on top making 18 instead of 24. Love these.

  • Grammy Debbie
    Oct 27, 2015

    These were good, but base on my family's "ho-hum" reaction, I probably won't be making them again. They were nice and moist just not much flavor.

  • i_like_pie
    Sep 18, 2015

    I loved these! The combination of the chicken and cornbread was delicious and so much easier than trying to make tamales. Yum!

  • coppertop67
    Sep 4, 2015

    These are okay, but nothing special. I would rather just make cornbread. Plus the chicken turned pink from the red sauce and even though I KNOW the chicken was already cooked, pink chicken is freaky....

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