Among my fav casseroles is Chicken Tamale Casserole! A sweet corn pudding topping, chicken and melted cheese. The best of chicken tamales in a casserole.

Chicken Tamale Casserole

This chicken casserole tops my list of all time favorites. Imagine a thick layer of a delicious, sweet corn pudding topped with yummy chicken, a little sauce, and lots of gooey melted cheese. It’s all the best elements of chicken tamales in an easy to put together casserole. Well, can you say, “hello dinner time home-run!”  The fam doesn’t simply like this, they love it and absolutely devour it!  I usually make this with a rotisserie chicken from the market.  I love how flavorful the meat is and it cuts down my prep time significantly.  Another way to speed up the prep time is to use a Mexican blend of pre-shredded cheese.  So, all in all, this family fav is also a snap to get on the dinner table, too! Win-Win!

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Chicken Tamale Casserole

Among my fav casseroles is Chicken Tamale Casserole! A sweet corn pudding topping, chicken and melted cheese. The best of chicken tamales in a casserole.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 142 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 1/4 Cup Preshredded 4 Cheese Mexican Blend Cheese Divided
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 14.75 Ounce Can Cream Style Corn
  • 1 8.5 Ounce Box Corn Muffin Mix (I Used Jiffy)
  • 1 4 Ounce Can Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 10 Ounce Can Red Enchilada Sauce-I Used Mild
  • 2 -3 Cups Shredded Cooked Chicken
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions Thinly Sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.  Spray a 13 x 9- inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and next 6 ingredients (through chiles) in a large bowl, stirring just until moist. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until set. Pierce entire surface liberally with a fork; pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with chicken; sprinkle with remaining 2 cups cheese. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Top casserole with green onions and cut into serving pieces;

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tamale Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 371mg 15%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 50.7%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.