Chicken Tamale Bake

Chicken Tamale Bake

1 cup shredded cheese ( cheddar or mexican blend)
1/3 cup milk ( I used lactose free milk)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 can of cream-style corn
1 (8.5 oz) box corn muffin mix
1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles, drained
1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast


Preheat oven 400F. Lightly grease 13x9 baking dish.

Don't ask me why I didn't use a fork....must have been distracted ;-)
Mix together 1/4 cup of cheese, milk, egg, cumin, cayenne, cream-style corn, muffin mix and diced green chiles. Spread into prepped baking dish and bake 20 minutes. 

Poke holes all over the baked corn cake layer. Now you can decide on the next step....either spread your enchilada sauce over the surface then cover with chicken & remaining cheese OR put the chicken on first and top with enchilada sauce & cheese <<< I choose this option because I didn't want my chicken to dry out.

After topping with the chicken, cheese and enchilada sauce return the bake back to the oven to warm the chicken and melt the cheese, 5-10 minutes should be enough. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.