Chicken-and-Corn Pies With Cornbread Crust

Chicken-and-Corn Pies With Cornbread CrustRecipe
Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Rose Nguyen
These individual servings of chicken pie feature a Tex-Mex style chicken mixture with enchilada sauce, corn, green chiles and chili powder, and the crusty topping is made with Mexican cornbread mix.


Makes 5 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes


1 (10-oz.) can enchilada sauce
1 (10-oz.) can Mexican diced tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro, drained
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 teaspoon chili powder
3 cups chopped cooked chicken*
1 (6-oz.) package Mexican-style cornbread mix
2/3 cup milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mexican four-cheese blend, divided
Toppings: sliced pickled jalapeño peppers, sour cream


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together enchilada sauce and next 3 ingredients in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium heat until combined; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Stir in chicken.

2. Whisk together cornbread mix, next 3 ingredients, and 3/4 cup cheese in a small bowl just until blended.

3. Pour chicken mixture into 5 lightly greased (10-oz.) ramekins. Spoon cornbread mixture over hot chicken mixture. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Divide ramekins onto 2 jelly-roll pans.

4. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve with desired toppings.

*2 (12.5-oz.) cans chicken, drained, may be substituted.

Note: Mixture may be prepared in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Bake as directed, omitting jelly-roll pans.