Chicken Tamale Pie

I know it doesn’t look like much from the picture, but trust me, this pie is something you should definitely try!  The flavors are amazing!  The pie simply melts in your mouth!  So, so, so good!  Enjoy!
-2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-1 (15.5 oz) jar medium salsa
-1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
-1 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
-1 Tbs chili powder
-2 green onions, sliced
-3/4  cup cornmeal
-1 cup water
-1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
-1 Tbs unsalted butter
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp pepper
-sour cream, for serving
Boil the chicken breasts until cooked through.  Drain, cool slightly and cut into chunks.
Preheat oven to 400 F.
In an oven-proof skillet, place chicken, salsa, beans, 1/2 cup broth and chili powder.  Mix well and bring to a simmer.  Stir in the green onions and remove from heat.
Meanwhile, combine the cornmeal with the remaining 1 cup broth and 1 cup water in a medium pan.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring, until very thick, 5-7 minutes.  Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese and butter.  Season with the salt and pepper.
Spread the cornmeal mixture over the chicken mixture.  Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Let stand for 15 minutes. 
Serve with sour cream.  Enjoy!
Slightly adapted from a recipe found on

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