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Oaxacan Chicken Mole Tamales

Tamales Oaxaqueños con Mole

Tamales oaxaqueños are beyond compare! Here’s how to make Oaxacan chicken mole tamales featuring Northgate Market® Tamal Masa. You’ll love them!


2 lbs Northgate Market® Tamal Masa
2 lbs chicken breast
¼ cup onion
2 cloves garlic
Banana leaves


In a pot, combine water, onion, garlic, and salt. Cook for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Drain chicken, shred, and set aside.
In another pot, pour mole and chicken broth. Cook for 5 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
Spread two tablespoons of Northgate Market® Tamal Masa on each banana leaf. Top with shredded chicken and a tablespoon of mole. Fold the end of the corn husk toward the center to close each tamal. Arrange tamales on a steamer with plenty of water and steam for 45 minutes.