Green Chicken Tamale Pie

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This Green chicken Tamale Pie has all the flavor and comfort from Mexican Tamales but without all the work and hours of cooking time. This Texmex dish quickly became one of my husband’s favorite meals and with good reason. The filling is a combination of shredded chicken and white beans simmered in a delicious tomatillo salsa. The corn meal topping is sprinkled with cheese and baked until golden brown; the result is a bread that is crispy around the edges but cheesy and buttery in the center. Perfect topping for the green chicken filling.

What you need to make Green Chicken Tamale Pie:

For the Filling:

Jalapeño Peppers





Spices: Mexican oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.


White beans. Or any kind of beans you have.

For the Tamale Pie:

Corn meal

All purpose flour




Cheddar Cheese

Sour cream and hot sauce for serving

What you need to know before you make this recipe:

This is not an authentic Mexican dish but a very delicious meal that combines both Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. You can play with different flavors for the filling, you can try ground beef, pork or even make it vegetarian! My favorite tamales are bean and cheese by the way. Any way you want to make it you are going to love the combination of flavor and texture. I hope I inspire you to make it!


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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