Sunday, March 22, 2009

Chicken Tamales

Assembling the Tamale
Steaming Tamales

Chicken Tamale with Green Salsa

My kids gave me the idea of making tamales and it was a great idea, they are really not that labor intensive and the filling ingredients can reflect the seasons. I slowly simmered chicken thighs in a red chili sauce till very tender then I shredded the meat, I took a short cut and used instant masa dough with the addition of the chicken broth from the cooking chicken thighs. Fast to assemble with the kids help and into a multi layer bamboo steamer to cook for about 30 minutes. I made a green salsa with lots of chopped cilantro to serve with the tamales.

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