BBQ Chicken Tamale Bites

Appetizers & Snacks

BBQ Chicken Tamale Bites


  • 2 c. cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 3/4 c. barbecue sauce
  • 1 ea. 6.5-oz. package cornbread muffin mix
  • 1 ea. egg
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 2 T. butter, melted
  • 1 T. lime juice
  • 2 ea. Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1/4 c. cottage cheese (or queso fresco), crumbled
  • 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
  • Lime wedges to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F according to cornbread mix package instructions. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Combine cooked shredded chicken, barbecue sauce, and lime juice until well-coated. The mixture should be thick.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cornbread mix, egg, milk, and butter and whisk until smooth. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of cornbread batter into each muffin tin (filling halfway). Place 1-2 tablespoons of chicken mixture on top of cornbread mixture and bake in oven according to cornbread package, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. After muffins have cooled for 5 minutes, use a knife to gently loosen the edges of muffins from tin. Place muffins on a serving platter and top with avocado, cheese, and cilantro as garnish. Serve with lime wedges.


Nutrition Facts
BBQ Chicken Tamale Bites
Amount Per Serving 8-10
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 24%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 640mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 9g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 16g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 6%
Iron 0mg 6%
Potassium 470mg 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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