Recipes and Cooking Chicken and Green Chili Tamales 4.4 (5) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 11, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jacob Fox Prep Time: 45 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 105 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 16 tamales Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 16 dried corn husks Boiling water 2 cup shredded cooked skinless, boneless chicken thighs 1 cup green salsa 1 ½ cup masa harina ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1 ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes 1 cup chopped onions (1 large) ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro ½ - 1 jalapeño chile pepper, halved, seeded, and finely chopped* 3 tablespoon lime juice ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions In a large bowl combine corn husks and enough boiling water to cover. Weight down with a heavy pan lid or plate. Let stand about 30 minutes or until corn husks are soft and pliable. Drain well; pat dry with paper towels. For filling, in a medium bowl combine the chicken and salsa. For dough, in a large mixing bowl beat masa harina, oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the baking powder with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Gradually beat in enough of the broth to make a thick creamy paste. To assemble each tamale, starting about 1 1/2 inches from the wide top edge of a corn husk, spread about 2 tablespoons of the dough into a 3x4-inch rectangle so the side of the dough is along the long edge of the husk. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the filling down center of dough. Fold the long edge of husk over the filling so it overlaps dough slightly. Roll husk around outside of filled dough rectangle. Tie ends securely with strips of corn husk or 100-percent-cotton kitchen string. Repeat with the remaining corn husks, dough, and filling. To steam, stand tamales upright in a steamer basket set over at least 1 1/2 inches of boiling water in a deep Dutch oven. Don't pack them in too tightly, but fill the space. Cover basket. Reduce heat to medium. Steam about 30 minutes or until tamales easily pull away from corn husks and dough is spongy. Carefully remove from steamer. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. They will get firmer as they cool. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the black pepper. Mix well. Serve over tamales. *Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water. To Make Ahead: Place the cooked tamales in the corn husks in a freezer container; cover. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, remove frozen tamales from freezer container. Place tamales in a steamer basket over gently boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 233 Calories 11g Fat 24g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 233 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 14% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 47mg 16% Sodium 591mg 26% Total Carbohydrate 24g 9% Total Sugars 3g Protein 12g Vitamin C 14.7mg 74% Calcium 54mg 4% Iron 1.5mg 8% Potassium 338mg 7% Folate, total 26.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.