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Chicken Tamales

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  Chicken 5 Pound, cut up (1 no.)
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced or crushed
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Paprika To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Cayenne To Taste
  Chili powder To Taste
  Cumin powder To Taste
  Corn meal 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Boiling chicken broth 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Corn shucks 1 Pound

1. In a large kettle, place chicken and cover it with water.
2. Simmer until it becomes tender and the meat falls from bones.
3. Remove the chicken pieces from the broth and take the meat off the bones.
4. Put these chunks through coarse blade of a food chopper.
5. In a separate pan, cook liver, heart and gizzard and then grind the mixture.
6. In the oil, saute onion and garlic until soft and clear.
7. Further, add chicken and seasonings.
8. Boil the chicken broth.
9. Use the broth along with cornmeal and salt to prepare the mush.
10. Trim and brush shucks for wrapping tamales.
11. Rinse with cold water.
12. In a pan, add shucks and cover with boiling water.
13. Allow it to stand until soft and pliable.
14. Drain them on paper towel.
15. Then, grease them with oil.
16. On each shuck, place a layer of mush and a layer of chicken mixture.
17. Roll alike jelly rolls.
18. Secure each end of shuck with a string cut from corn silk.
19. In a kettle, place tamales on rack over enough water in bottom of kettle to prevent burning.
20. Cover the kettle and steam tamales for about 3 hours over low heat.

21. Serve tamaleswith more mush, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 737 Calories from Fat 331

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.3%

Saturated Fat 9.5 g47.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 189.9 mg63.3%

Sodium 1366.4 mg56.9%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g11.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.8%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 62 g123.9%

Vitamin A 8.7% Vitamin C 5.6%

Calcium 4.3% Iron 20.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken Tamales Recipe