Chicken Tamales Recipe



For the Chicken:

3 pounds chicken breast

3 pounds chicken thighs

1 tablespoon salt

3 liters (12 cups) water

1/2 onion

5 garlic cloves


For the Salsa:

10 green tomatillos (or 1 pound)

3 tomatoes

8 jalapeno chiles

2 serrano chiles

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons olive oil


For the Masa:

6 cups instant corn masa flour

1 bag of corn husks

1 tablespoon salt

8 cups chicken broth (use the chicken broth you get from cooking the chicken)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 cup butter

2 liters water (about 8 cups)

Very important that you guys have a tamale steamer pot (you can get these at target: