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Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo-Cilantro Sauce


Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo-Cilantro Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 pound (about 3 breasts) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed, and quartered
  • 2 to 3 jalapeos, stemmed and halved
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro, tender stems and leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper
  • About 30 corn husks
  • 2 1/2 cups masa harina (cornmeal for tamales; Maseca brand is recommended)
  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons chicken broth (reserved from poaching chicken)
  • 3/4 cup fresh lard or solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • or store-bought
Directions:
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