Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crockpot Chicken Tamale Pie

You've heard of chain letters. This is a chain recipe. I googled and found it at Krista Kooks. She got it from Beantown Baker. And she got it from Stephanie O'Dea. Stephanie got it from Lorie's Stitch in Time. And finally, Lorie got it at HalfMySize.com. Each blog has some great recipes. Now it's my turn to add my own twists to Crock Pot Chicken Tamale Pie.

I bought a broiled chicken for dinner for Mom and me. After two nights there was lots left, so I boned it and here's how I used the meat.

Crock Pot Chicken Tamale Pie

What drew me to this recipe was its simplicity. Spray the crock pot with cooking spray. Put all of the filling ingredients in the pot and stir until completely mixed. That's it.

Filling Ingredients

2 cups diced chicken
1 can drained red beans
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can drained corn (reserve 1/4 cup)
1 small can sliced black olives
1 small can diced green chilies
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup diced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cornbread Topping

1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup drained canned corn

In a bowl, mix the cornbread topping. Start with the dry ingredients, then the wet and blend. When finished, pour evenly on top of the filling in the crock pot. If it is too thick to pour, add a little extra milk.

Cover and cook on low for 5-8 hours, or on high for 2-3 hours. I always use the low setting. I make most of my crock pot meals on days when Mom has a helper staying with her. That way there's a hot supper ready for both of them, and I get a day to do my own thing. A win, win for everyone. - Margy

p.s. Let me know if the chain continues.

4 comments:

  1. lovely recipe...and a very practical idea for your Mom and her helper!

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  2. My mother would have loved this, too.
    K

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  3. Looks like a great one! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Looks like a good recipe to try. Thanks for sharing it.

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