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Today’s lesson is on recovery foods.

You may be considering vibrantly colored veggies and lean proteins, and I can dig that. The majority of the time.

However today I’m considering chicken tamale pie: velvety corn bread, spicy enchilada sauce, skilled chicken, and melted cheese baked into a pie meal. A PIE MEAL. That right there is recovery.

Chicken tamale pie ingredients on a cutting board.

I have actually had a rough go of it the last couple of days. After my humiliating filling station encounter, there was the life-altering iPhone occurrence, and now there’s this.

The Pistachios.

Let me inform you something about myself. I like totally free food, and I like it a lot. Particularly like it when it’s shelled, salted pistachios in an additional humongo bag.

So in an effort not to consume the entire bag of pistachios in between lunch and supper, I have actually been investing my nights making one bazillion kinds of pistachio baked items. And I have actually independently consumed gotten rid of all one bazillion efforts.

No pistachios were tossed at the cooking area wall. Nope. None at all.

Chicken tamale pie in a clear baking dish.

Simply when I will surrender on baking for the rest of my life, Bjork requested this tamale pie. And the minute it came out of the oven, hot and saucy with bubbling cheese, I was recovered. Hallelujah Amen.

One last thing:

Tamale Pie

Chicken tamale pie slice on a plate.


Chicken tamale pie in a clear baking dish.

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Chicken Tamale Pie

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This chicken tamale pie is a big crowd pleaser therefore simple to make! A corn cake bottom layer topped with shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, and cheese.



  1. Preheat oven to 400 °. Integrate the very first 7 components (milk through green chiles), utilizing simply 1/2 tablespoon of the taco flavoring, in a big bowl, stirring simply till moist. Put mix into a round pie plate (mine was glass) layered with cooking spray. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  2. While corn is baking, toss the chicken in the staying 1 tablespoon taco flavoring. When corn is done– it will be simply hardly set and golden brown– pierce whole surface area freely with a fork (it may stick a bit to the fork). Put enchilada sauce over top. Leading with chicken; spray with cheese. Bake at 400 ° for 15 minutes or till cheese melts. Get rid of from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces; leading each serving with cilantro and Cotija cheese.

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Might the recovery powers be with you as you pull this out of the oven tonight.

UPDATE: Thanks for all your feedback on this dish! A few of you have actually pointed out the cornbread crust was a bit mushy– this is regular. The consistency ought to resemble a masa type corn cake or corn pudding– sufficient to hold together, however moist like a cornbread. I did upgrade the baking time to 20-30 minutes after making it for the 2nd time.

This chicken tamale pie is a huge crowd pleaser and so easy to make!

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