Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges

Sharing a favorite cornbread recipe today!  You are going to love these Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges! A fun dinner recipe the whole family will go nuts for!

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Cornbread Recipe

Can’t wait for you guys to try this cornbread recipe!  Packed with the best chicken taco flavors that have the whole family so happy for dinner time!

Be sure to try my Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe with amazing cornbread pieces too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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So many fun memories writing this post today. Many of you probably don’t know that quite a few years ago I started my cooking career as a competitive cook! It’s funny even saying that because I am not really a competitive person! I really enjoyed writing recipes and just kind of fell into this fun world of competing.

One of my favorite cook-off’s was definitely the Martha White Cornbread Cook-Off in 2007. Here I am preparing my dish for the judges. Talk about being a nervous wreck! I remember getting all of my cute food props at World Market. My father-in-law flew with us and the boys and we got to play in TN for a few days. The Cornbread Festival was so much fun. So much good food to try.

So…..did I win the cook-off? …..

I won! I got the famous skillet champion hat plus $5000 to take home. What a fun weekend that was.

I ended up competing from 2004-about 2007. So many great memories and friends made. I’ll never forget it. When I was done competing, I started Picky Palate and here I am still creating recipes. It’s the perfect job for me 🙂

Hope you enjoy my winning cornbread recipe, give it a try, you’ll be glad you did!!

Cornbread Casserole

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Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges

Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges

You are going to love these Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges! A fun dinner recipe the whole family will go nuts for!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 287kcal
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  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 14 1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 7 oz. pkg. Martha White® Sweet Yellow Cornbread Mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup crushed corn tortilla chips


  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups shredded romaine
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1985IU | Vitamin C: 11.8mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Keywords: homemade cornbread, mexican cornbread, skillet cornbread

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34 Responses
  1. Latina

    I made this for dinner tonight…what a hit! My husband and I both loved the flavor, and I loved how easy it was to throw together. This will definitely be in the rotation 🙂

  2. Mary @chattavore

    We live not too far away from South Pittsburg in Chattanooga, but I have never been to the Cornbread Festival! I really need to go. I have a rule, though. Cornbread canNOT be baked in anything other than a Lodge skillet!

  3. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates

    So cool to hear a little bit about your story and how you got your start into this whole cooking thing! These taco cornbread wedges look amazing!

  4. Debora

    Your Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges looks awesome. Christy Jordan at Southern Plate suggested I check it out. Glad I came by….Thanks

  5. Michelle ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen

    This looks delicious! You’ve always been so creative in coming up with new recipes!

  6. Paula Jones

    How cool and an honor to be asked back in the All Star and the Virtual Potluck! I understand why your recipe won, looks tasty!

  7. fabiola@notjustbaked

    Wow, this is some serious good looking eats here! Great idea…I am totally make this.

  8. Stephanie @ Plain Chicken

    SO fun!! Love the skillet hat! LOL! The Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges look amazing!! Must try this ASAP.

  9. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    This is too fun! I remember seeing you on food network, maybe it was a burger competition, pretty awesome! My guys would absolutely love this incredibly delicious dinner!

  10. marla

    WOW! It’s so fun to learn about how you started 🙂 This recipe looks like a total WIN!

  11. Ronna F

    I always thought this was a great recipe Jenny! One good thing about competitive contest cooking is that you can go back to it at any time if you choose to! It was great meeting up with you at Pillsbury, 2006, and I hope I have the pleasure of meeting up with you again some day!!!!

  12. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    Fun post, Jenny! And this recipe looks so awesome. I had the pleasure of visiting Martha White a couple years ago, such great people!

  13. Beth B.

    This looks awesome! I’ll definitely give it a try! P.S. I live a short distance from the cornbread festival but I’ve never been.

  14. Emit e

    How fun! We went to the cornbread festival last year and they had the most delicious butterscotch and coconut cornbread that was to die for. Already planning our trip back this year!

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