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chicken tamale bake with masa

Chicken Tamale Pie with Masa

Chicken Tamale Pie with Masa is smothered in enchilada sauce, melted cheese, and the comforting flavor of tamales without any of the hassle.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked, dinner, southwestern



  • 1 rotisserie chicken shredded
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups enchilada sauce divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheese monterey jack, pepper jack, cheddar


  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz diced green chilies


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • To prepare the filling, heat a pan to medium heat and add rotisserie chicken, chicken broth, and ½ a cup of enchilada sauce. Stir and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the ingredients for dough until well combined. The texture should be very thick easy molded.
  • Lightly spray a pie dish or 9x13 baking dish. Spread half of the dough into the dish to cover the bottom. Top with the chicken filling and spread evenly. Mix in ½ a cup of cheese and 1 cup of the enchilada sauce.
  • Use the rest of the dough to cover the mixture and top with 1 cup of enchilada sauce and ½ a cup of cheese.
  • Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
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