This Chicken Tamale Casserole is a simple, easy and delicious way to have the flavors of tamales on a weeknight! The crispy, crumbly cornbread is topped with shredded cheese, chicken and a host of Mexican flavors and baked to perfection in the oven - what's not to love!
Whisk the cornbread ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Pour the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x13 casserole dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through in the middle and the edges are golden brown. Use the back of a wooden spoon to make a few small holes in the cornbread.
Combine the chicken, black beans, corn, green chiles, and half of the enchilada sauce in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the cornbread layer. Top with the remaining enchilada sauce and the cheddar cheese.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted to your liking.
Top with your favorite taco toppings such as cilantro and sour cream.
Use a preheated oven.You can use rotisserie chicken.If you want your chicken tamale casserole a bit spicier, you can go for a spicy enchilada sauce.Top with your favorite taco toppings, sour cream and cilantro.