Chicken Tamale Pie

Chicken Tamale Pie

This casserole dish, made with a sprinkling of low-fat cheddar, relies on flavor rather than fat or salt. Incorporating more salt-free seasonings into your cooking can help when you’re trying to follow a cardiac diet.

Yield

Serves 6

Ingredients

½ cup cornmeal
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Cooking spray
1 to 2 cups of baked chicken, shredded
1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
¼ cup low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
Fresh cilantro (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cornmeal and chicken broth in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens. Let cool 5 minutes.
  3. Lightly coat a small casserole dish with cooking spray.
  4. Spread cornmeal mixture on bottom of casserole dish to create a base.
  5. Spread shredded chicken on top of cornmeal.
  6. Place tomato sauce in a small bowl and stir in the garlic powder, oregano, and thyme. Evenly distribute the tomato sauce over the chicken.
  7. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese melts.
  9. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.

Nutritional Information

Calories

227 calories

Carbohydrates

15g

Fat

4g

Fiber

1g

Protein

9g

Saturated Fat

2g

Sodium

303mg

Sugar

2g

Diets