30 Minute Chicken Tamales

Recipe by Geema
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
YIELD: 25 tamales
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    cups maseca corn masa harina flour, mix for tamales
  • 1
    cup corn oil or 1 cup other vegetable oil (corn will enhance the flavor)
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 2
    large rotisserie chicken
  • 2
    (15 ounce) jars green tomatillo sauce
  • 1
    bag corn husk
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak the corn husks in warm water until soft.
  • Using an electric mixer, blend the masa flour (Maseca for Tamales), corn oil, salt, baking powder and the chicken broth to obtain a consistent mixture.
  • Shred the chicken and marinate in the green salsa or tomatillo sauce.
  • Spread masa evenly over corn husks, and spread a spoonful of marinated chicken on top of the masa.
  • Fold the sides of the corn husk to center over the masa so that they overlap to make a long package.
  • Fold the empty part of the husk under so that it rests against the side of the tamale with a seam.
  • Place the tamales in a steamer and cook tamales for 35-40 minutes.
  • Check every 20 minutes.
  • The tamale is cooked when it separates easily from the corn husk.
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