EASY Chicken Tamales Recipe and Pork Tamales for Las Posadas with HERDEZ #MisPosadas #LasPosadas

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A delicious authentic chicken tamales recipe. These chicken tamales are so easy to make, you’ll never buy tamales again!


  • 13lb pack of frozen chicken breasts
  • 1.5 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 diced onions
  • 2 cups water or chicken broth
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 216 oz. jar HERDEZ® Brand Salsa Verde
  • 128 oz. can HERDEZ® Enchilada Sauce Green Chili
  • 1 bag of corn husks
  • 10 lbs prepared masa


  1. Prepare all ingredients, except for the corn husks and masa, in a 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Cook the meat for 4 hours on HIGH until fork tender. Shred the meat with a fork.
  3. Soak the corn husks in warm water to soften.
  4. Flatten the corn husk against the palm of your hand.
  5. Using a spoon, spread an even layer of masa, about 1/2″ thick, over the corn husk, covering about a 3″  x 6″ area.
  6. Spoon the chicken filling into the center of the masa rectangle.
  7. Roll the sides of the corn husk around the meat filling. Fold up the tapered end of the corn husks.
  8. Place the tamales vertically into a stock pot with about 1/2″ of water in the bottom. Steam until the masa is semi-translucent on the edges.


Keywords: Mexican Food, Tamales