Quick Chicken-and-Cheese Tamales

45 mins (prep 45)
13 ingredients
6 servings
To make his tamales, Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre in Philadelphia mashes masa dough and a slow-braised pork filling together in a saucepan instead of assembling the tamales one by one. He also steams the tamales in aluminum foil instead of the traditional corn husks. Grace Parisi mixes store-bought rotisserie chicken and cheddar cheese into a quick dough, then she wraps the tamales in plastic before steaming them.

Categories:  mexican-tamale-dishes , chicken , mexican-cuisine , whole-roasted-chicken , baked-and-roasted-chicken , rotisserie-chicken ,
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Serving Size (59.79 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 215.27 Calories from Fat 69.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.73g 71.36%
Saturated Fat 4.19g 125.66%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 19.84mg 39.69%
Sodium 685.01mg 171.25%
Total Carbohydrate 29.44g 58.89%
Dietary Fiber 2.43 g 58.4%
Sugars 0.71 g %
Protein 8.23g 98.79%
Vitamin A 191.28IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 233.3mg% Iron 3.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cool water, solid vegetable shortening, chicken stock or low-sodium broth, shredded chicken, chopped cilantro