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Green Chili Chicken Tamale Cupcakes

Green Chili Chicken Tamale Cupcakes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 12
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.

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

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.

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

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  • 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.
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