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The slow cooker tamale casserole is pure comfort food and it's really easy to toss in the slow cooker. My kids love this!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tamale Pie

This tamale casserole is pure comfort food! Feel free to top with avocado, sour cream, hot sauce, etc.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, slow cooker recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 617kcal


  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken soup or my substitute for cream of chicken soup
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 4 ounces canned green chiles
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 8.5 ounce box Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 14.75 ounce can creamed corn
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Cilantro for topping


  • Add the chicken, cheddar, soup, taco seasoning, green chiles, and milk to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Spread mixture into a greased 5.5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Using a smaller slow cooker will result in longer cook times.
  • Add the cornbread mix, creamed corn, egg, and melted butter to a mixing bowl and stir well until combined.
  • Pour cornbread mixture over the chicken and spread evenly.
  • Place a clean tea towel over the top of the slow cooker and put the lid on top. The towel will prevent condensation from dripping onto your cornbread.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours or until the cornbread mixture is cooked through.
  • Scoop out and serve. Top with cilantro as desired.



Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 1917mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1455IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 3.1mg