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Chicken Chili Bake with Cornbread Topping

Chicken Chili Bake with Cornbread Topping
PREP TIME
40 min
COOK TIME
1h
YIELDS
8 servings

A lip-smacking meal perfect for even the pickiest of families, with lots of leftovers to boot! No buttermilk? In glass measuring cup, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice, then fill to 1 cup (250 mL) with milk. Let stand until curdled, about 10 minutes. Courtesy of Alison Kent.

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Ingredients

Chicken Chili Bake

1
Tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1
onion, diced
3
clove garlic, minced
1 ½
lb(s) (750 g) lean ground chicken
1
can (156 mL) tomato paste
2
Tbsp (30 mL) chili powder
½
tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
1
can (796 mL) diced tomatoes
1
can (540 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed
¾
cup (175 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth

Cornbread

1
cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
½
cup (125 mL) cornmeal
2
tsp (10 mL) baking powder
¼
tsp (1 mL) salt
1
egg
1
cup (250 mL) buttermilk
1
Tbsp olive oil
2
green onions, thinly sliced
¾
cup (175 mL) Cheddar cheese, shredded
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Directions

Step 1

In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add chicken, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, chili powder, salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute.

Step 2

Stir in tomatoes, beans and broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Scrape into 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In separate bowl, whisk egg with buttermilk and oil; pour over flour mixture. Add onions; stir just until combined. Spoon in 8 dollops evenly over chili.

Step 4

Bake in preheated 400°F (200°C) oven until top is golden and dough is cooked underneath, about 30 minutes.

Step 5

Sprinkle with cheese. Continue baking until cheese is bubbly and melted, about 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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