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Chicken Tamale Pie- Walmart meal

I am calling this the Walmart meal because I found that since most of the ingredients are prepackaged, this simple meal can be created without any specialty ingredients. I was able to buy EVERYTHING at Walmart (even though I already had milk, corn, and eggs at home.  Walmart is one of the places I visited while stuck in Ohio due to the unfortunate weather.  This recipe is all over the internet in different versions so here is mine once again a little adjusted.  I like it because it was quick and an easy one pot dish that can easily be reheated. 

Chicken Tamale PieIMG_3322

  • 12 Oz chicken
  • 10oz red enchilada sauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3c milk
  • 1c frozen corn
  • 4oz diced green chiles
  • taco seasoning
  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8.5oz box of corn muffin mix**
  • cilantro

** 8.5 oz boxes do not seem to exist.  I could only find 7.5 or 16 so i went for 7.5 which was perfect.


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine the first 7 ingredients (milk through green chiles), using just ½ tablespoon of the taco seasoning, in a large bowl, stirring just until moist. Pour mixture into a round pie plate (mine was glass) coated with cooking spray.

3. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes. While corn is baking, toss the chicken in the remaining 1 tablespoon taco seasoning. When corn is done – it will be just barely set and golden brown – pierce entire surface liberally with a fork. Pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with chicken; sprinkle with 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 cilantro and cheese.

IMG_3324I am approaching post 100! Big posts to come next week!


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