Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chicken & Olive Tamale pie

Chicken and Olive Tamale Pie

(makes four servings) 1/2 cup cornmeal
1 14&3/4 oz. can cream style corn
1 lb. shredded rotisserie* chicken (about 3 cups)
1 16 oz. mild or medium Salsa Verde (green salsa made with tomatillos*)
1/3 cup pimento-stuffed green olives, chopped
1 med. vine-ripened* tomato, thinly sliced
1/3 cup crumbled Queso Fresca cheese (or feta)
Snipped cilantro, green onion, chili powder, and a dollop of sour cream


* Preheat the oven to 400. In a large saucepan, bring 1&1/4 cups water to a boil. Gradually whisk in cornmeal; reduce heat. Cook, whisking constantly, 3 mins. Stir in corn; return to boil. Reduce heat to med. low. Cook, stirring frequently for 10 mins.
*Meanwhile, in a 1&1/2 quart gratin or 2 qt. rectangular baking dish, combine chicken, olives, and salsa. Spread out cornmeal mixture on top of chicken mixture. Top with tomato slices. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 mins. or until heated through.
*Top with cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro, chopped green onion tops, a sprinkle of chili powder, and the sour cream.

Makes 4 servings


Katherine Phillips said...

This looks so delicious

kaila mo said...

this looks really good, too bad i dont like olives hahaa