Mexican Chicken & Grits Pie

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A simple, flavorful dish that uses ingredients I usually have on hand, from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large, nonstick skillet sprayed with no stick cooking spray cook chicken over medium-high heat until well-browned and firm. Drain excess fat. Add onion to skillet and saute until lightly browned and tender. Reduce heat to low, stir in flour and then gradually whisk in evaporated milk and sour cream. Bring to a simmer, remove from heat and stir in corn, diced tomatoes and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish and smooth the top.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Pour grits over the chicken. Bake 30 minutes, until the grits have set and the filling begins to bubble.
  3. To prepare Grits:.
  4. In a saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Gradually whisk in grits. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick, about 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool somewhat before stirring in milk, egg and cheese.


Most Helpful

Loved This!!! Was hubby's intro to grits, he loved them. One major substitution, I used a can of black beans, drained and rinsed instead of tomatoes (I hate tomatoes). Minor substitution, my evaporated milk had turned in the can, so I used a mix of 2/3 skim milk, 1/3 fat free half & half. Will be making this again.

LaraKN August 18, 2013

I made it as listed, except that I used chili powder and cumin for the spices, and queso fresco instead of gouda. If I make it again, instead of grits, it'll have to be cornmeal; instead of the tomatos, use salsa. We like our food on the spicy side, and I think that would help with the spice factor.

tracytrebilcox July 02, 2009

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