Chicken & Corn Tamale Pie

Number of Servings: 8 (348 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Chicken & Corn Tamale Pie

Classic tamales are corn dough rolls stuffed with seasoned meat and vegetables and steamed in corn husks. If you love their flavor but want a simpler method of preparation, this is your dish. Swapping in the classic tamale dough for pie crust, this easy casserole is a family treat you’ll always find time to make.


  • Crust:

    • 5¼ cups 98% fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
    • 2¼ cups cornmeal
    • 1 tsp. cumin
    • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper


    • 2 Tbsp. golden raisins
    • 2 Tbsp. apple juice
    • 1½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
    • 1 cup corn
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 medium tomato, chopped
    • 2 tomatillos, husked and chopped
    • 2 jalapeño peppers, minced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
    • ½ tsp. cumin
    • 1 tsp. oregano
    • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Set raisins to soak in apple juice.
  2. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Coat a 10″ pie pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Gradually stir in cornmeal, cumin, and cayenne. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened (10-12 minutes). Spread mixture evenly along bottom and sides of pie pan to form a crust.
  4. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until brown on all sides (5 minutes). Stir in remaining ingredients, including raisins with their liquid.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared casserole and bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbling (25-30 minutes). Let stand at least 10 minutes at room temperature before slicing to serve.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 348 g

Amount per serving
Calories 305
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 29g
Protein 27g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 60.5mg 4%
Iron 2.6mg 15%
Potassium 715mg 15%
Vitamin A 46.2mcg 6%
Vitamin C 10.3mg 10%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 6.8mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 17.1mg 110%
Vitamin B6 0.9mg 50%
Folate 32.8mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 15%
Biotin 3.5mcg 10%
Chloride 50.9mg 2%
Pantothenate 1.6mg 40%
Phosphorus 363.4mg 30%
Iodine 2.8mcg 2%
Magnesium 85.9mg 20%
Zinc 1.7mg 20%
Selenium 25.8mcg 45%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 11.4mcg 30%
Molybdenum 22.3mcg 50%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken Stock, Sea Salt), Chicken Flavor, Onion Powder, Potato Flour, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Flavor, Turmeric And Flavor), Chicken Breast, Whole Grain Yellow Corn Meal, Tomatoes, Whole Yellow Corn, Onion, Tomatillo, Monterey Jack Cheese (pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Potato Starch, Corn Starch And Calcium Sulfate Added To Prevent Caking. Natamycin), Jalapeno Pepper, Golden Raisins (golden Raisins, Sulfur Dioxide (sulfites) Added As A Preservative), Chili Powder, Garlic, Oregano, Cumin, Cayenne Pepper.

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