Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chicken Tamale Casserole

Add this to your menu ASAP! This is SOOOOOO good! I mean seriously delicious! The base of this casserole is a doctored up box of Jiffy mix. It has cream corn, cheese and spices mixed in. It is crazy good on its own, but it is even better with some chicken tossed in enchilada sauce on top.

I used rotisserie chicken in this dish, and it only took minutes to assemble. I served it with some lime wedges and black beans. You must squeeze a lime wedge over this dish (and the black beans). It gave it a little zing and really put the flavors over the top. I am adding this to our dinner rotation. You should do the same.

Chicken Tamale Casserole
serves 6-8
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 pkg (8 1/2 oz) corn muffin mix
  • 1 can (14 3/4 oz) cream corn 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (10-12 oz) enchilada sauce 
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • sour cream 
  • lime wedges 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees . Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine muffin mix, corn, eggs, milk, chili powder, cumin and 1 cup of the cheese. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.

Toss chicken in enchilada sauce. Pour chicken mixture over cornbread and top with remaining cup of cheese. Bake for and 20 additional minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes and cut into 6 or 8 squares. Serve with sour cream and lime wedges.

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  1. Sounds delicious! I love anything made with Jiffy!

  2. This looks and sounds really good. I'm all for quick and easy dinners!! Pinning! :)

  3. So easy! Think I have all of the ingredients on hand too. Thanks!

  4. We had this for dinner tonight. My husband was a little hesitant as he is with new recipes, but we both loved it! Great for busy days and best of all I had everything to make it.

  5. I made this and it was a huge hit! I was skeptical at first that only one box of jiffy would cover a 13x9, but it turned out perfect! I added chopped red tomato, green onion, cilantro, and avocado as toppings, delish, and even the kids had seconds!

  6. These were delish! Easy to prepare, everything was on hand. Thank goodness for frozen, shredded rotisserie chicken! This is going into our rotation for the month.

  7. My family loves this dish! Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. This was delish! Do you know if I can make ahead and freeze it?

    1. I think as long as you bake it first and then freeze it, it would be fine. Glad you enjoyed it!

  9. This was amazing! We used green chili enchilada sauce, and even my 85 year old Dad (not as willing to experiment as the rest of us) loved it! Thank you!


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