Chicken Pot Pie Cornbread Muffins

These muffins are great for any meal of the day and make for an especially high-protein breakfast muffin. Slideshow:  More Chicken Recipes 

Chicken Pot Pie Cornbread Muffins
Photo: © Scott Hocker
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Yield:
12

Ingredients

Cornbread

  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • Kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/2 cups well-shaken buttermilk

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large shallot, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 large carrot, cut into chunks

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth

  • 1/2 cup shredded rotisserie chicken

Directions

Make the cornbread

  1. In a bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, bak-ing powder and baking soda. Whisk the egg and buttermilk into the cornmeal mixture. Fill 12 (1/2-cup) greased muffin tins about 2/3 full with the cornbread batter. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Make the filling

  1. In a large cast-iron or heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat until hot, then stir in the onion, garlic, carrots, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pep-per. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook, until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil, then stir in the chicken. Season the filling with salt and pepper to taste. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling over each batter-filled muffin tin.

  2. Bake the muffins until golden around the edges, about 25 minutes.

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