Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chicken Tamale Casserole

Found this in an old Cooking Light magazine, it did sound easy, quick and "light" so I thought I'd make my family try it :). Next time I might add onions and tomatoes to the cornbread batter for a little kick, so add chiles if you like them.



1c (4oz)shredded Mexican Blend Cheese (use reduced fat 2% blend)
1/3 c fat free milk
1/4 egg substitute ( I used a regular egg)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1 (14 3/4 oz) can cream style corn
1 (8.5oz) box corn muffin mix
1 (4oz) can chopped green chiles,drained (I left these out because I don't like them)
cooking spray
1 (10oz) can red enchilada sauce
2 c shredded cooked chicken breast (I used a rotisserie chicken)
1/2 c fat free sour cream
chopped tomatoes

Preheat oven to 400º
Spray a 13x9" baking pan with cooking spray - set aside. Combine 1/4 c of cheese and the next 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stir everything until just blended. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15minutes or until set. Set aside a few tablespoons of enchilada sauce to toss the shredded chicken with. Poke the entire top with fork then pour enchilada sauce over top. Layer your moistened shredded chicken over cornbread mix and sprinkle with your remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. Return to oven and bake for about 15 more minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Cut into squares and top with sour cream and tomatoes. I served mine with refried beans and tortillas on the side. This was really good, you"ll love it!
Enjoy!
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7 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

This looks really good... with teh corm meal mix... I would eat this happily

enjoy your blog, first vist, but Liked it all

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi,
This is my first visit to your blog. I copied your recipe for the Chicken Tamale Casserole. Looks delicious, and we love anything mexican for the most part. and it is lowfat already. I usually have to convert recipes to make them lowfat. Hubby is a heart patient,
so we only eat lowfat!
Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Can't wait to try it out.
Blessings, Nellie

Carrie said...

Oh, that looks so yummy.

Michael Lee West said...

This will hit the spot for my gang. Thanks for another great recipe.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Like everyone says, this does sound yummy and like you said, it does look quick and easy. The fact that it is low-fat makes it even better. Thanks for sharing.

Anita said...

This sounds so tasty and pretty simple..thanks so much for sharing.

Mary said...

I've always loved tamale casseroles and this one looks especially good. Thanks for a terrific recipe. Have a great Foodie Friday.