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Green Chili Chicken Tamale Cupcakes

green chili chicken tamale cupcakes Entree Mexican
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. MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

More About This Recipe

  • 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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