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Cast Iron Cooking – Chicken Enchilada Pie

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This is a delicious, simple dinner pie that can easily be cooked on a propane, charcoal, or wood burning grill, or in a conventional oven. Leftovers taste just as good warmed up the next day!

It’s a hot July day here in North Carolina, and I like the fact that I can keep the heat out of my kitchen by using a rotisserie chicken from the grocer’s deli & baking this dinner pie outdoors in our propane grill!

Chicken Enchilada Pie 

  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup (10 ½ oz.)
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 1 envelope reduced sodium taco seasoning mix (1 oz.)
  • 14 oz. frozen or canned corn (drained)
  • 14 oz. canned black beans, drained & rinsed (optional)
  • 6 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken from the grocer’s deli works great)
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) shredded pepper jack or Italian blend cheese (your preference)
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts, brought to room temperature
  1. Bring the refrigerated pie crusts to room temperature, per the instructions on the manufacturer’s packaging.
  2. Lightly grease a 10.5-inch cast iron skillet with Crisco or a small amount of canola oil. Set aside.  If you will be baking the pie in a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Dice the onion. Mince the garlic. Shred the chicken and set aside.
  4. Prepare the pie filling on the stovetop. In a separate large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp of canola oil and sauté the onion over medium heat until tender. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chicken stock or broth, taco seasoning, corn, black beans, and shredded chicken. Remove from heat.
  5. Unroll and press one room-temperature pie crust into the bottom and sides of the greased cast iron skillet. Spread one half of the pie filling onto the crust. Sprinkle ½ cup of each of the shredded cheeses on top of the filling.  Unroll and place the #2 pie crust on top of the mixture.  Layer on the remaining filling, and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheeses.
  6. Bake at 400 – 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 – 45 minutes, or until pie crust edge is golden brown and cheese is bubbly and lightly browned on top.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

Note: When I bake in our propane grill, I place the cast iron skillet on top of a pizza baking stone that is made specifically for grilling. The stone absorbs & diffuses the direct heat from the grill flames, preventing the contents of the skillet from scorching on the bottom, while giving an even heat to the cast iron.

Serve with a side salad of baby greens, slivered radish & slivered sweet onion, drizzled with a light citrusy vinaigrette for a deliciously simple summer evening meal.  My favorite beverage to bring it all together? A fresh-mixed margarita on the rocks!

Makes 6 to 8 servings.  Approximately 1.5 hours to prepare – 30 minutes to prep, about an hour cooking & cooling time.

One thought on “Cast Iron Cooking – Chicken Enchilada Pie

  1. This is my kind of meal….one pan! I love that you can make it on the grill or in the oven.

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