How to Chicken Tamales

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Buy tomatillos a week in advance and leave them on the counter

Buy tomatillos a week in advance and leave them on the counter

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Boil tomatillos and jalapeño for salsa verde

Boil tomatillos and jalapeño for salsa verde

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Boil in very shallow water 10-15 min, tomatillos and jalapeño will release liquid

Boil in very shallow water 10-15 min, tomatillos and jalapeño will release liquid

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Boil chicken with 1/2 tsp cumin, onion, garlic (1/2 head) 2 tsp salt

Boil chicken with 1/2 tsp cumin, onion, garlic (1/2 head) 2 tsp salt

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Shred chicken once cooked, reserve cooking water to add to salsa

Shred chicken once cooked, reserve cooking water to add to salsa

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1 pack of corn husks

1 pack of corn husks

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4 lbs of fresh masa

4 lbs of fresh masa

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Put cooked tomatillos, jalapeño, 10 cloves of garlic, one bunch cilantro and one small onion in the blender

Put cooked tomatillos, jalapeño, 10 cloves of garlic, one bunch cilantro and one small onion in the blender

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Once blended, add some cooking water from tomatillo/jalapeños pot until salsa verde texture is thinner

Once blended, add some cooking water from tomatillo/jalapeños pot until salsa verde texture is thinner

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Add salsa back to the pot and bring to a boil

Add salsa back to the pot and bring to a boil

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Add salt to taste 2 tbsp (?) and 1 cup of chicken cooking liquid with the oil on the surface of the pot

Add salt to taste 2 tbsp (?) and 1 cup of chicken cooking liquid with the oil on the surface of the pot

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Sauce should be this thick and boil for 5 min

Sauce should be this thick and boil for 5 min

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Separate corn husks, wash and soak in hot tap water for 5 min

Separate corn husks, wash and soak in hot tap water for 5 min

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Add chicken stock to mass and knead it for a few minutes

Add chicken stock to mass and knead it for a few minutes

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Salt to taste, then cover with a cloth

Salt to taste, then cover with a cloth

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Texture of the masa should look like this

Texture of the masa should look like this

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Roll masa into a ball, then flatten to palm sixed

Roll masa into a ball, then flatten to palm sixed

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Flattened masa

Flattened masa

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Flatten masa to a tortilla flatness, add shredded chicken

Flatten masa to a tortilla flatness, add shredded chicken

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Add two spoonfuls of salsa verde

Add two spoonfuls of salsa verde

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Fold over and wrap in corn husk

Fold over and wrap in corn husk

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Steam for 25-35 minutes

Steam for 25-35 minutes

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Serve!

Serve!

Ingredients

4 Pounds Chicken 
2 Pounds Tomatillos 
8 Jalapeno pepper 
10 Cloves of garlic 
2 Small onion 
½ Teaspoons Cumin 
4 Pounds Fresh masa 
1 Bunch Cilantro 
1 Pack of corn husk 
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