Chicken Tamale Casserole (Cooking Light)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Got this from Cooking Light Magazine. It is great. Even the kids like it. Nutritional Information Calories:354 (36% from fat) Fat:14.1g (sat 7.1g,mono 3.3g,poly 1.2g) Protein:18.9g Carbohydrate:36.3g Fiber:2.5g Cholesterol:58mg Iron:1.7mg Sodium:620mg Calcium:179mg

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup preshredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 13 cup nonfat milk
  • 14 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 18 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (14 3/4 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8 1/2 ounce) box corn muffin mix (such as Martha White)
  • 1 (4 ounce) canchopped green chilies, drained
  • cooking spray
  • 1 (10 ounce) can red enchilada sauce (such as Old El Paso)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
  • 12 cup nonfat sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and next 7 ingredients (through chiles), stirring just until moist. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until set. Pierce entire surface liberally with a fork; pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with chicken; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.
Most Helpful

DELISH!!! I used Enchilada Sauce for the enchilada sauce and Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix Copycat for the corn muffin mix. I also added about a cup of canned black beans to the chicken and mixed them with the enchilada sauce instead of just spreading it on top of the baked corn bread mixture. A definite keeper.

katdi January 01, 2012

My suggestions, based on other reviews: -I used 1 egg instead of the substitute -Cook the cornbread mix until it starts to get golden brown on the top (longer than 15 minutes) -Next time, I'll use a rotisserie chicken (even better if they have a southwest flavored one) for ease and for better chicken flavor. It was REALLY tasty - my husband and I ate most of the casserole dish that night and all that was left was only enough for lunch the next day! I liked it with plenty of Cholula on top.

Siren Chef April 20, 2010

This was simple & yummy. Used regular canned corn instead of creamed, and it worked out fine. Thanks!

TattooedMamaof2 November 06, 2010