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Green Chile Chicken Tamales

Tamales Verdes

Green chile chicken tamales are a Mexican staple! Learn how to make classic tamales verdes from scratch and satisfy your craving any time!


2 lbs Northgate Market® Tamal Masa
1 lb tomatillo peeled
¼ onion
1 clove garlic
2 serrano chiles
½ cup cilantro
½ cup chicken broth
1 tbsp vegetable oil (for cooking the salsa)
2 lbs. chicken breast cooked and shredded
Corn husks rehydrated
¼ cup cilantro for garnish
Atole for serving


For the salsa verde: In a comal or a griddle, roast tomatillos, onion, garlic, serrano chiles for 5 minutes or until charred. Remove from heat.
In a blender, combine charred tomatillos, charred onion, charred garlic, charred serrano chiles, chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Blend for 3 minutes on high speed.
In a pot over medium heat, heat vegetable oil. Pour salsa verde in and bring to a boil. Season to taste. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Spread Northgate Market® Tamal Masa on each corn husk. Add two tablespoons of salsa verde chicken on each tamal.
Fold the end of the corn husk toward the center to close each tamal. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up. Arrange tamales vertically on a steamer. Cover and steam for 40 minutes or until tamales come off easily from the leaf.
Serve green chile chicken tamales topped with extra salsa verde and garnish with cilantro.