Chicken And Black Bean Tamales Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Chicken and black bean tamales are a delicious Mexican dish made with tender chicken, flavorful black beans, and masa dough. The tamales are wrapped in corn husks and steamed to perfection, resulting in a moist and flavorful filling encased in a soft and slightly sweet corn masa. These tamales are perfect for a festive meal or as a comforting dish any time of the year.

21 Rating -
Non Vegdiet
2hr total
2hr total
Chicken And Black Bean Tamales

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Ingredients for Chicken And Black Bean Tamales Recipe

  • 1/5 cup Shredded Cooked Chicken
  • 1/10 cup Black Beans, Cooked And Drained
  • 1/10 cup Masa Harina
  • 1/10 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/20 teaspoon Salt
  • as needed Corn Husks, Soaked In Warm Water
  • as per your need Salsa, Guacamole, And Sour Cream For Serving

Directions: Chicken And Black Bean Tamales Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, cook the chicken until tender. Shred the chicken and set aside.
  • STEP 2.In a separate pan, saut茅 onions and garlic until fragrant. Add black beans and cook until heated through.
  • STEP 3.In a mixing bowl, combine masa harina, chicken broth, and salt. Mix until a smooth dough forms.
  • STEP 4.Spread a thin layer of masa dough onto a soaked corn husk. Add a spoonful of the chicken and black bean mixture in the center.
  • STEP 5.Fold the sides of the corn husk over the filling and fold the bottom up. Secure with a strip of corn husk.
  • STEP 6.Place the tamales in a steamer basket and steam for about 1 hour, or until the masa is cooked through.
  • STEP 7.Serve the tamales hot with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
  • STEP 8.Store any leftover tamales in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cooking Tips

  • Soak the corn husks in warm water for about 30 minutes before using to make them pliable.
  • To check if the tamales are cooked, remove one from the steamer and let it cool slightly. The masa should be firm and not sticky.
  • You can customize the filling by adding cheese, diced peppers, or other ingredients of your choice.

Storage and Serving

  • Serve the tamales hot with your favorite toppings such as salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.
  • Leftover tamales can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, steam the tamales for a few minutes until heated through.
calories per serving
23 g Fat19 g Protein< 1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp