Slow cooker tamale pie remix

I just made a great tamale pie!  I mean it was awesome, tasty, yummy, easy to make, frugal, and everyone in my house loved it!  Before I go any further this is my disclaimer:  I am NOT a food blogger, a chef, or a gourmet cook.  I AM a stay at home mom that like to cook.  I love to use my crockpot.  I love to cook fast frugal meals.  I try to keep thing moderately healthy (i.e. at least a veggie or two and not deep fried.)

Now that all that stuff is out of the way… I love Crockpot365, love it!   I saw this recipe a few months back and it was good, so I put my own spin on it.

The filling:

2 chicken breast (boneless and skinless)

Adobo chicken seasoning (as much or little as you like)

1/2 can drained and rinsed black beans

1 bag frozen corn

1/2 block of dream cheese (I had some leftover in the fridge from a previous dish)

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup of salsa
I put the chicken and seasoning in the crockpot for 2-3 hours on high then shred and add all the other filling ingredients.
Cornbread topping:
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 t baking powder
I mixed up the dry ingredients and mixed the egg and milk  separately; covered them both and put in the fridge for later.  After the chicken was done and all the filling was mixed up I mixed the cornbread topping and pored it over top.  I continued to cook it on low for 3-4 hours.  It made enough for us for dinner and leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
I think this would also make a great freezer meal!  Next time I will make twice ans much filling and scoop out half to freeze before I pour on the topping. I will also double  the dry cornbread ingredients and put half  in a ziplock for later.    If you try it let me know what you think.

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