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The kids call it a "piehole" for a reason; the mouth yearns for that crumbly crust surrounding the sweet or savory filling, the stuff of Moms and America. This Cajun chicken feast is perfect for the hole of pies: juicy chicken thighs and fresh vegetables combine with slightly spicy, slightly smoky Cajun seasonings, to bake under a sweet cornbread crust that's just pure flavor. Your taste buds, the residents of the piehole, will thank you! Tip: Best way to remove ribs and seeds from a red bell pepper? Cut off top and bottom of pepper, then either carefully cut or tear out the seed portion.
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You Will Need
Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using chicken breasts, pat dry and cut into 1" dice. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as chicken thighs.
If using ground turkey, before beginning Step 3, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add ground turkey and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until no pink remains, 7-9 minutes. Remove to a plate and wipe pan clean. Return to pan to medium-high heat and follow Step 3. Add turkey in Step 4.
If using ground beef, before beginning Step 3, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add ground beef and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes. Remove to a plate and wipe pan clean. Return to pan to medium-high heat and follow Step 3. Add beef in Step 4.
Prepare the Ingredients
Peel, trim, and cut carrot into ¼" slices on an angle.
Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into ½" dice.
Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepper into ½" dice.
Trim and thinly slice green onions, keeping white and green portions separate.
Stem jalapeño, halve, seed, remove ribs, and mince. Retain seeds for more spice. Wash hands and cutting board after working with jalapeño.
Pat diced chicken thighs dry. Don't worry about trimming. Excess fat will render while cooking and add flavor.
Make the Corn Batter
Set aside 2 Tbsp. cornbread mix.
In a mixing bowl, combine remaining cornbread mix with ½ cup water, cheese, and green portions of green onions (reserve a pinch for garnish).
Stir mixture, adding additional water 1 Tbsp. at a time, until fully combined and a thick, spreadable batter forms. Set aside.
Start the Filling
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken, carrot, red bell pepper, seasoning blend, jalapeño (to taste), onion, white portions of green onions, and ¼ tsp. salt to hot pan.
Stir occasionally until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 7-8 minutes.
Finish the Filling
Add reserved 2 Tbsp. cornbread mix to pan and stir until dissolved.
Add ¼ cup water and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.
Bake the Pie
Transfer filling to prepared casserole dish. For best results, use a 1½ or 2-quart casserole dish. You may also use a small cast iron skillet. Top filling with cornbread batter, using a spatula dipped in water or sprayed with cooking spray to smooth top. Don't worry if cornbread layer is thin.
Bake in hot oven until cornbread is golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
Rest at least 5 minutes to cool slightly and set.
Plate dish as pictured in front of card, garnishing with sour cream and reserved green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!
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