Smoked Chicken Tamale Cups – they sound much more intimidating than they really are, my friends.
How cute are these??
Remember when I made tamales?
They’ve been on my mind lately, but I wanted to do something a bit different.
I smoked my chicken with a nice wet rub, then made little cups with masa flour. It’s the tamale taste you get, without having to roll in the corn husks. I mixed the flour with some vegetable oil and chicken broth and it was the perfect consistency.
The wet rub on the chicken gave it a good bit of flavor, so I just threw it in my KitchenAid stand mixer and let it shred it for me, then packed it into the masa cups and topped it with cheese before I baked them.
You know how I typically have to whore things out.
I threw everything on these – fresh jalapenos, tomatoes, chopped lettuce, black olives, onions, more cheese, hot sauce and sour cream. Feel free to make these your very own.
A couple of things were missing – and I’ll add them next time – cilantro and lime.
Make them soon – so EZ.
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