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This tamale casserole is topped with shredded chicken. It's such a perfect dinner to satisfy those Mexican cravings!

Chicken Tamale Casserole

Tamale casserole - none of the work involved with making tamales but you still get that amazing flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword casserole, chicken, family recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 462kcal


  • 4 ounces Cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese grated
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 14 ounces canned cream style corn
  • 8.5 ounce box corn muffin mix such as Jiffy
  • 4 ounces canned chopped green chiles
  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro for topping
  • jalapeno slices for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine the cheeses in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, stir together 1/4 cup of the combined cheese, the milk, egg, cumin, red pepper, corn, muffin mix, and the green chiles. Stir until just combined.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes or until just set.
  • Remove the cornbread from the oven and pierce all over with a fork.
  • Pour the enchilada sauce over the corn bread.
  • Top with the chicken and remaining cheese.
  • Return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro or jalapeno slices and serve.


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1381mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g