Chicken and Olive Tamale Pie


Make a delicious Mexican dish for dinner tonight, with all your favorite flavors combined in one pie!

Chicken and Olive Tamale Pie
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 ¼ cup water

  • ½ cup cornmeal

  • 1 14.75 ounce can cream-style corn

  • 1 pound shredded cooked chicken* (about 3 cups)

  • 1 16 ounce jar mild or medium green or red salsa

  • ¼ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped

  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese (optional)

  • Snipped fresh cilantro, green onion, and/or chili powder (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a large saucepan bring the water to boiling. Gradually whisk in cornmeal; reduce heat. Cook, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes. Stir in corn; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a 1-1/2-quart gratin or 2-quart rectangular baking dish combine shredded chicken, salsa, and olives. Spoon cornmeal mixture over chicken mixture. Top with tomato slices. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is heated through.

  4. If desired, top with crumbled cheese and sprinkle with cilantro, green onion, and/or chili powder.


Cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store is great for weeknight ease. Shred the meat and keep in the fridge to use for meals throughout the week.

Time Saver:

Heat the chicken and the salsa in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 1204mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 12.3mg 62%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 856mg 18%
Folate, total 99.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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