Jesus's 60 Minute Chicken Tamales

Recipe for 60 Minute Chicken Tamales by Jesus Bojorquez, Maseca Recipe collection. Reprinted with permission.  These tamales use instant masa flour, prepared salsa and a purchased rotisserie chicken.  They are super-fast to make compared to many recipes but still maintain that fresh, homemade tamale flavor.
Recipe By: Jesus Bojorquez
  • Prep30 min |
  • Total1hr 10min |
  • Serves25 Tamales


    • 6 cups Maseca Corn Masa mix for tamales
    • 6 cups Chicken broth
    • 1 cup corn or other vegetable oil (corn will enhance the flavor)
    • 2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 2 large rotisserie chicken
    • 2 1/2 12 oz jars green tomatillo sauce
    • 1 bag corn husks


Soak; the corn husks in warm water until soft.

Blend; Using an electric mixer, blend the masa flour (Maseca for Tamales), corn oil, salt, baking powder and the chicken broth to obtain a consistent mixture.

Shred; the chicken and marinate in the green salsa or tomatillo sauce.

Spread; masa evenly over corn husks, and spread a spoonful of marinated chicken on top of the masa.

Fold; the sides of the corn husk to center over the masa so that they overlap to make along package.Fold the empty part of the husk under so that it rest against the side of the tamale with a seam.

Place the tamales in a steamer and cook tamales for 35-40 minutes. Check every 20 minutes.The tamale is cooked when it separates easily from the corn husk.

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