Mexican Style Chicken and Cornbread Casserole

Bake Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can cream-style corn
  • 1¼ cups chicken breast, cooked and diced, see shopping tips
  • 1 egg, I love Egg-Land’s Best eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (8.5 oz) box Jiffy’s Corn Muffin Mix, see shopping tips
  • ½ cup salsa, I used Pace Medium Chunky Salsa or use your favorite
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • ¼ cup Light Mexican Blend Cheese or light cheddar cheese

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a 9 x 9” baking pan with cooking spray.

2. In a microwave safe bowl, add onions and butter. Cook in microwave on high for about 4 minutes until soft. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix together the cream-style corn, chicken, egg, milk, chili powder and cumin. Blend well. Stir in cornbread mix and only stir until blended. The batter will be a bit bumpy. Spread cornbread batter into prepared pan.

4. Spoon cooked onions and liquid left in the bowl evenly over the top.

5. Using a rubber spatula, carefully spread the salsa evenly over the onions.  It won’t completely cover the onions. Using the same rubber spatula, carefully spread sour cream evenly over the salsa. It also won’t completely cover the entire casserole.

6. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top of the sour cream.

7. Bake for 45 minutes so the entire casserole will be cooked through. It will look very golden brown.

8. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into 6 slices. This casserole may be made ahead of time, refrigerated and reheated. It also freezes great.

Makes 6 servings (each serving, 1 slice)

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 11
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 8