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Tamales Stuffed with Chicken and Tomatillo Sauce

Tamales Stuffed with Chicken and Tomatillo Sauce Recipe

  • 6 medium tomatillos, papery husks removed and fruit rinsed
  • 2 to 3 serrano chiles or 1 large jalapeno chile
  • 1 small white onion, chopped coarse
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro stems and leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons nonhydrogenated lard or a neutral oil, such as grapeseed
  • 1 cup bite-sized pieces of cooked chicken (if you are making fresh chicken broth for the tamale batter, this will provide you with more than enough chicken)
  • 1 recipe tamale batter from fresh masa or tamale batter from masa harina made with chicken broth
  • 20 to 25 prepared dried corn husks (see Notes)
  • Sixteen 12-inch lengths of kitchen string for tying the tamales
  • 8-to 10-quart steamer pot
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72kcal (4%)
Total Fat 5g (7%)
Saturated Fat 2g (8%)
Cholesterol 16mg (5%)
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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