Mini Tamale Chicken Pot Pies! This recipe makes 6 individual, healthy and low calorie servings of the most delicious Mexican meal! The filling is a mildly spicy (not much, still kid friendly!) ground chicken and veggie mix with a cheesy cornmeal crust! You could even make it vegetarian with beans! 284 calories per serving. A family favorite for sure.
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Tamale Chicken Pot Pies

These delicious mini tamale chicken pot pies have a Mexican-seasoned turkey filling and a cheddar cornmeal crust.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken pot pie recipe, mini chicken pot pies, tamale chicken pot pies
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Andie Mitchell


  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper any color
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 16 ounces lean ground chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 28- ounce can Tuttorosso tomato sauce
  • 4.5- ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • ¾ cup ground yellow cornmeal
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese 3 ounces


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 6 8-ounce ramekins with cooking spray and place on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Spray a large skillet with cooking oil and set it over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken and cook, crumbling it as it browns, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the onions and peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until just beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Return the chicken to the pan and add the cumin, chili powder, and salt, stirring to coat the chicken and vegetables in the spices. Add the tomato sauce, green chiles, and corn, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes. Divide chicken mixture evenly among the ramekins.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the cornmeal with the chicken broth and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, then reduce the heat and simmer, still stirring constantly, until thickened, 6 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cheese. Divide the cornmeal mixture evenly among the ramekins, smoothing the tops with the back of a spoon. Bake until the cornmeal crust is light golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Top each ramekin with sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired, and serve!


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.7g | Protein: 22.6g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Cholesterol: 61.7mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5.3g