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Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe

VIDEORECIPE Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe

This easy recipe teaches how to make chicken tamales with salsa verde, a typical dish of Mexican cuisine. Don't miss it!

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Ingredients

number of servings
14

Ingredients

  • Corn husks Added to
  • boiling water Added to

For the chicken and broth

  • 2 chicken breasts Added to
  • 1 spring onion Added to
  • 1 stick celery Added to
  • 4 small carrots Added to
  • 14 leek Added to
  • 2 bay leaves Added to
  • 8 black peppercorns Added to
  • 12 spoon ground cumin Added to
  • water Added to
  • salt Added to

For the salsa verde

  • 500 g green tomatillo Added to
  • 1 spring onion Added to
  • 2 cloves garlic Added to
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper Added to
  • water Added to
  • Fresh cilantro Added to
  • 12 spoon ground cumin Added to
  • olive oil Added to
  • salt Added to

For the tamale dough

  • 200 g lard Added to
  • 1 spoon salt Added to
  • 1 spoon baking soda Added to
  • 500 g tamales flour Added to
  • 500 ml chicken stock cube Added to
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Directions

120 min.
1. Step

Put the spring onion, celery, carrots, a couple of bay leaves, a few grains of black pepper, ground cumin and the two cleaned chicken breasts in a saucepan. Cover with water, and add a little salt.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

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2. Step

Cover and let it cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes after it starts to boil. Then, strain and reserve the broth. Remove the breasts and shred the meat.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

3. Step

For the green sauce, wash the tomatillos well and put them in a saucepan along with the spring onion, garlic and a jalapeño bell pepper. Cover with water and cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

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4. Step

Then, put the ingredients in a blender together with a handful of fresh coriander and ground cumin.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

5. Step

Add a drizzle of oil from a saucepan. Taste and correct the salt, stir and cover. Let the sauce fry for 15 minutes over medium-high heat.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

6. Step

Mix the chicken well with the sauce and set aside until it is time to assemble the tamales.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

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7. Step

Wash the corn husks well in plenty of cold water. Once cleaned, put them in a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Leave them like this until the moment to use them.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

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8. Step

In a bowl, add the lard, salt and baking powder. Beat with an electric whisk for 5 minutes and add half of the tamale flour. Add 250 ml of the broth from cooking the chicken.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

9. Step

Start mixing with a wooden spoon. Add the rest of the flour and mix. Put your hands in to check the texture of the dough. Add 250 ml more of the chicken broth and mix until you obtain a malleable dough, moist but easily compactable.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

10. Step

Prepare a steamer. Then, take a corn husk, pour a spoonful of the batter and spread it on the bottom of the corn husk. Pour chicken with green sauce into the centre of the dough and close it. Fold the husk and place it standing upright in the pot with the open side up. Continue making our tamales until all the dough and meat are done.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

11. Step

Cover with the leftover leaves and a clean cloth. Cover and cook for 1 hour over high heat, making sure the pot does not run out of water.

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

12. Step

Wait 30 minutes before eating. Enjoy!

Mexican chicken tamales with salsa verde recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

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