4.88 from 8 votes
Chicken Tamale Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Chicken Tamale Casserole in a Skillet made from scratch! Delicious cornbread crust topped with shredded chicken, enchilada sauce and loads of cheese, yet only 312 calories per serving!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru
For Cornbread
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup creamed corn
  • 4.5 oz can diced green chiles
Tamale Casserole
  • 2 cups cooked chicken shredded white or dark meat
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Tex Mex cheddar cheese shredded
  • 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
Optional Toppings
  • cilantro
  • avocado
  • green onions
  • pomegranate seeds
  • sour cream
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F degrees.
  2. Add the cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder to a medium size bowl and whisk together. Add the egg, butter, and buttermilk and whisk well. Stir in the creamed corn and the green chiles. Pour the cornbread mixture into a 12 inch skillet or a 9x9 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. To make sure the cornbread is done, insert a toothpick in the center of the cornbread and if it comes out clean, it's done.
  4. When the cornbread is done, poke holes into it with a fork, or I used the end of a wooden spoon.
  5. Mix half of the enchilada sauce with the shredded chicken. Pour the other half of the enchilada sauce over the top the cornbread. Top with shredded chicken and all the cheese.
  6. Bake the casserole for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and has started to brown on top.
  7. Let cool for about 5 minutes then top the casserole with any of the optional toppings listed before serving.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information does not include any of the optional toppings. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.