Monday, May 3, 2010

Recipe - Chicken Tamales

Chicken Tamales

For the Masa:

¼ cup milk
¼ cup chicken broth (more if needed)
1 cup masa harina
1/2 cup whole butter, softened
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/3 poblano chile, finely diced
1 tsp baking powder

Mix all of the ingredients until you have a Play-Dough consistency. Set aside.

For Chicken Filling:

1 lb chicken
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
1 can tomato sauce
¼ cup chicken stock
1 tsp fresh oregano or 1/3 tsp dried oregano
Banana leaves or corn husks as needed
Salt and pepper to taste

Soak corn husks in warm water.

Season chicken with onion, garlic powders, salt and pepper. Cook chicken in sauté pan until done. Deglaze pan with chicken stock, add tomato sauce, and oregano. Pull chicken into shreds and return to pan.

In a banana leaf or a corn husk, smear the masa and add a tablespoon of chicken. Put sides of the leave together and fold the bottom end up. Steam until done, about 30 minutes.


1 comment:

Donna said...

Best recipe I've ever used for the masa!
I used beef and they came out amazing.