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Tamale Thread – Chicken Stuffed Recipe!

23 mayo, 2021

There is no other country with more diversity of tamales than Mexico. Throughout the country, certain types of tamales are prepared depending on the state and region, it is such a popular dish that it is estimated that the annual consumption of tamales exceeds hundreds of millions.

Among the different varieties that exist, the green tamale with chicken stands out, characteristic of the central area of ​​the country because it is sold from very early to late at night. Can you imagine being able to prepare this exquisite tamale from home, but giving it a completely different twist in the presentation? Well, that is what we are going to do next, prepare a corn tamale thread that will be perfect for a meeting at home or simply for you to enjoy a delicious slice with your loved ones. In Free Recipes we teach you how to make the tamale thread in a simple way and with one of the most popular green tamale recipes with chicken.

15 diners
1h 30m
Low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap cost, Little spicy, Bain marie, Mexican recipes

Ingredients to make tamale thread:

How to make tamale thread:


To start with the tamale thread recipe, prepare the green sauce, for which you will have to heat the tablespoon of oil in a pot and fry the tomatoes with the chilies, the onion and the garlic clove until they are moderately golden.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 1


Pour in the chicken broth, Add the coriander branch and cook until the tomatoes soften and change their color. When they are done, blend all the cooked ingredients.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 2


Pour the blended sauce into another pot and Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 3


To prepare the dough for the tamale thread, in a large bowl beat the butter until bleached (leave it soft). This will take about 5 to 8 minutes.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 4


In another container, mix the dry ingredients, that is, the flour for tamales, the baking powder and the salt. Then add this mixture little by little to the container where you have the butter and beat until all the ingredients are well integrated.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 5


Add the chicken broth little by little and continue beating until you get a manageable dough, without lumps and of thick consistency.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 6


Soak the tamale leaves in a bowl of hot water for 10 minutes. This step is optional, the leaves will be used to cover the thread, but you can also use only aluminum foil.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 7


In a previously greased thread mold, place a first portion of dough leaving room to add the other ingredients.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 8


Fill with the chicken, cheese, corn and a good amount of green sauce.

Trick: The filling of the tamale thread can be to your liking, so you can change this for another type of filling such as pork, vegetables, mole, among others.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 9


Add a second portion of dough to finish filling the thread mold.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 10


Cover with the tamale leaves and aluminum foil and cook the thread in a bain-marie, in a pot, for 1 hour.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 11


After the cooking time, remove the mold and decorate with a little sour cream, coriander, cheese and whole corn. Ready! You can now enjoy a delicious slice of your tamale thread recipe. If you prefer, you can add more green sauce on top or save the leftover sauce to make shrimp patties in green sauce, for example.

Tamale Thread Recipe - Step 12

If you liked the recipe for Tamale thread, we suggest you enter our category of Tamale Recipes. You can also visit a selection of the best Mexican recipes.

What to serve the tamale thread with

Now that you know how to make tamale bagel with this simple and delicious recipe, we want to recommend some side dishes to serve a full menu, especially if you have guests. So, we recommend these recipes:

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