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Chicken Tamale Bake

Chicken Tamale Bake

Chicken Tamale Bake is a easy and delicious twist on classic chicken tamales.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chicken, Chicken Tamale Bake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1- 8.5 oz box Jiffy Cornbread mix
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1- 4 ounce can green chiles
  • 1- 15.5 ounce can Pinto Beans drained, but not rinsed
  • 1- 15 ounce can corn drained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast I used Rotisserie chicken breast
  • tsp cayenne pepper optional for an extra kick
  • 2- 10 ounce cans red enchilada sauce
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese made with 2% milk
  • cooking spray

Optional goodies to top it off with

  • chopped cilantro
  • light sour cream
  • pickled Jalapeños
  • chopped tomatoes
  • lettuce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a bowl add cornbread mix, milk, egg, taco seasoning, corn, and green chiles. Stir together. Pour mixture into a 9x13 casserole dish that's been sprayed well with cooking spray.

  3. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes. While the cornbread mixture is baking. Season the chicken and pinto beans with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using).

  4. When the cornbread mixture is done baking poke a bunch of holes into it and pour one can of the enchiladas sauce on top then add the chicken and beans on top followed by the second can of enchilada sauce and cheese.

  5. Place bake into the oven, uncovered, for about 12-15 minutes. Slice into 6 servings and top each serving with whatever toppings you desire. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Serving size 1/6 of pan

WW Green Plan: 11 Points | WW Blue Plan: 8 Points | WW Purple Plan: 8 Points

355 Calories, 8.5g fat, 4g saturated fat, 46g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 11g sugar, 0g added sugar, 22.5g protein. 


Please note if you are calculating the WW points you will need to use the recipe builder in the app or on their website. If you calculate the nutritional information then it will not add up the same because the nutritional information includes all ingredients including those that WW says are zero points.