This easy hearty cornbread dish is great during the holidays when you need to feed a crowd quickly and easily. It's a little like a Tex-Mex riff on lasagna with a filling of shredded chicken (leftover turkey is tasty, too), cheddar cheese, and pickled jalapeños.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2020

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly brush a 3-quart or 9-by-13-inch baking dish with oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal to coat, tapping out excess. Bake until cornmeal has darkened in color slightly and gives off a toasty aroma, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together oil, milk, corn, eggs, baking soda, and salt. Stir in cornmeal to combine. Pour half of batter into bottom of dish. Sprinkle with cheese, chicken, cilantro, and jalapeños. Top with remaining batter (it will be just enough to cover). Bake until golden and a tester inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool at least 15 minutes, then serve with salsa and more cilantro.

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