Cheesy Chicken Tamales

Prep Time: 40 min  |  Cook Time: 45 min  |  Servings: 32 tamales  |  Calories: 153
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Cheesy Chicken Tamales
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
45 min
32 tamales

  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. dried corn husks
  • 3 cups masa harina
  • 1 tsp. each: baking powder and salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 8 oz. (2 cups) Sargento® Shredded Authentic Mexican Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 3 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup tomatillo salsa
  1. Soak corn husks in warm water to cover. Combine masa, baking powder and salt in a food processor; pulse once to combine. Add shortening; pulse several times to combine. Add broth; process until well combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in cheese and cilantro.
  2. Combine chicken and salsa; mix well. Drain corn husks. Spread 2 tablespoons of the masa mixture on the smooth side of a corn husk in the center of the husk; spread slightly with back of spoon, leaving a border around all sides of corn husk. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture over the masa; top with 1 more tablespoon masa. Fold the two long sides of the husk toward the middle over masa mixture; fold bottom and top of the husk over filling, encasing filling completely. Tie with a strand of corn husk.
  3. Stand the tamales on end in a large steamer set over simmering water. Cover; steam 40 to 45 minutes or until the tamales separate easily from the husk.

Serving Size 32 tamales

Calories 153

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 7.20g 11%
Sat. Fat 2.40g 12%
Mono Unsat. Fat 1.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.90g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 0RE
Vitamin C 3mg 5%
Calcium 71mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%