The surprise ingredient in these tasty chicken tinga tamales? KRAFT Zesty Italian dressing!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
30 large corn husks, divided
1-3/4 cups masa harina
1/2 cup lard or shortening
1 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1-2/3 cups warm water
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 onion, sliced
1-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 tomato, seeded, chopped
1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
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Let's Make It
Soak corn husks in hot water 30 min. Meanwhile, beat next 4 ingredients in large bowl with mixer on low speed until blended. Gradually add water, beating well after each addition until light and fluffy.
Heat dressing in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 3 min. Add remaining ingredients; stir. Cook on medium heat 10 min., stirring occasionally.
Spread about 1/3 cup masa dough into 4-inch square on center of each of 12 drained corn husks, leaving about 2 inches at top of husk. Top each with about 3 Tbsp. chicken mixture. Fold over both sides and one end of each husk to enclose filling.
Pour 3 cups water into tamalera pot or 8-qt. stockpot fitted with steamer basket. Line bottom of tamalera liner or steamer basket with some of the remaining corn husks. Place tamales, open ends up, in tamalera; cover with remaining corn husks or damp kitchen towel. Cover with lid. Bring to boil on medium-high heat; simmer on medium-low heat 1 hour or until tamales pull away from leaves, adding more boiling water to pan and adjusting heat as necessary to maintain a gentle boil.
Make sure tamales are not touching the water. Cook as directed. To avoid burning bottom of tamalera or pot, add several coins to the water. Coins will rattle throughout the cooking time. If rattling stops, add more water to the pot.
How to Secure the Tamales
Use an additional corn husk to secure the tamales. Shred husk into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Tie 1 strip around folded end of each tamale to secure before placing in tamalera pot to cook.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.