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Green Chili Chicken Tamale Cupcakes

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 12
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Ingredients

For the dough:

2
cups corn flour for tamales
Salt to taste
1
teaspoon ground cumin
2
cups chicken broth
1/2
cup vegetable oil

Filling:

1
tablespoon oil
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1/4
cup chicken broth
1
tablespoon tomato paste
1
jalapeño, chopped
1/2
cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Fresh cilantro, as desired for garnish

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
248.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16.6g
26%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Cholesterol
23.0mg
8%
Sodium
314.2mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
17.0g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
8.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
4.20%
4%
Calcium
6.90%
7%
Iron
11.80%
12%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

If you don't like it spicy, replace the jalapeño with bell pepper.

Directions

  • 1 To prepare the mini tamales: Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • 2 Mix the 2 cups of flour, salt, and cumin in a bowl. Add the broth and mix well. Pour the oil over the mixture and blend by hand until soft.
  • 3 Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Shape the mixture into small balls and place them into the molds. Press the dough with your fingers and shape it into a cup.
  • 4 For the filling: Place the oil in a pan with the onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chicken, the broth, tomato paste, and jalapeño. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • 5 Fill each dough cup with the chicken mixture and top with cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • 6 Allow the mini tamales to rest for 3 minutes before removing them from the muffin pan. Using a sharp knife, lift one side and pull out gently with your fingers.
  • 7 Garnish with cilantro and serve with salsa.

These small chicken tamales are delicious, and their cupcake shape is the best way of serving the dish to children. Now that we're enjoying some really nice weather, I like to prepare new foods to enjoy with my whole family. They offer a delicious contrast of flavors and a fun way of introducing green chilies to even the youngest members of your family. These mini chicken tamales are perfect for a picnic or simply for lunch.

Rate and Comment

Erica Dinho Erica Dinho
September 20, 2016

These small chicken tamales are delicious, and their cupcake shape is the best way of serving the dish to children. Now that we're enjoying some really nice weather, I like to prepare new foods to enjoy with my whole family. They offer a delicious contrast of flavors and a fun way of introducing green chilies to even the youngest members of your family. These mini chicken tamales are perfect for a picnic or simply for lunch.