Y'all okay with another Tex-Mex recipe today?
I didn't intend to make this an unofficial Tex-Mex week, but that's just the way things happen in our house sometimes. What can I say? I'm a San Antonio girl, through and through. We can't get enough of these spicy, cheesy flavors!
This tamale pie is crazy good! And by using a rotisserie chicken and prepared polenta, it's a much easier way to get all those delicious tamale flavors without all the work. :)
Polenta Tamale Pie
1 lb. cooked and shredded chicken breasts
3/4 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 (14 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
1 (14 or 15 oz.) can refried pinto beans
3/4 cup chicken broth
1-pound roll prepared polenta, sliced into thin rounds
1 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add chicken, chili powder, cumin, enchilada sauce, beans, and broth. Stir together and simmer until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as necessary.
Spray a 9 or 10-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Lay half of the sliced polenta in dish. Top with chicken and bean mixture. Top with 1/2 cup cheese, then remaining polenta. Add remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and cheese is beginning to brown. Sprinkle cilantro on top. Allow pie to cool for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!