Thursday, June 4, 2009


Well not quite...seems the real things would take a lot of work and are likely too ambitious for a work night (or any night for me!) But this casserole comes really close to capturing the flavor! Sadly, this is the best picture I got of it...don't judge it based on this image!

Chicken Tamale Casserole

1 cup preshredded 4 cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided

1/3 cup fat free milk

1/4 cup egg substitute

1 t ground cumin

1/8 t ground red pepper

1 (14.75oz) can cream-style corn

1 (8.5oz) box corn muffin mix

1 (4oz) can chopped green chiles, drained

1 (10oz) can red enchilada sauce

2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

1/2 cup fat free sour cream.

1. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl stirring until just moistened. Pour mixture into a 13x9 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

2. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until set. Pierce entire surface with a fork and pour enchilada sauce over top.

3. Top with chicken and remaining cheese and return to the oven to bake at 400 for 15 more minutes or until the cheese melts.

4. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into 8 pieces. Serve with a tablespoon of sour cream on top!

Calories: 354 Fat: 14.1g (sat 7.1g,mono 3.3g,poly 1.2g) Protein: 18.9g Carbohydrate: 36.3g Fiber: 2.5g Cholesterol: 58mg Iron: 1.7mg Sodium: 620mg Calcium: 179mg

And because in my world, no mention of tamales is complete without also pointing you towards this classic Seinfeld episode here you go. The relevant part is around 3:19, but there's no harm in watching the whole thing! :)


Kara said...

YUM This looks super tasty! I might try making it ahead and freezing it to pull out on a weeknight when we're in need of a quick but yummy and healthy dinner. Plus really you know I can't resist anything with cumin in it - true Mexican flavor. :-)

Christie Stump said...

I think it would freeze wonderfully! It was definitely one of those dishes that was even better the second day! Hope you guys like it!

Cam and Katie said...

I tried it just the other night and it was delicious :)