Chicken Chile Verde Tamale Casserole

Jan 4, 2022
Ingredients:
for the chicken:
4 cups cooked chicken meat
1 cup Hatch Chile Verde
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
for the tamale dough:
3 cups masa harina
2 tsp. kosher salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
12 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cold and cut into 12 pieces
3 cups frozen corn
1/4 cup Santa Fe Ole Hatch Green Chile
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
3 cups Monterey jack cheese
1 cup Hatch Chile Verde
2 Tbsp. cilantro for garnish

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease or spray a 9x13 baking dish, set aside
In a large skillet over medium-low heat, add chicken, broth, chile verde, cilantro and garlic powder
Heat while preparing the remaining ingredients, stirring occasionally
In a food processor, combine the masa, salt, sugar, baking powder, 2 cups of corn and green chile
Pulse until a coarse meal forms. Add chicken broth and process until the mixture reaches the consistency of peanut butter
Fold in the remaining 1 cup of corn and press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan
Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of cheese and add chicken filling. Sprinkle with another 3/4 cup of cheese and press the remaining tamale dough on top
Cover with 1 cup of chile verde sauce and remaining 1 1/2 cups of cheese. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 10 minutes
Top with cilantro and serve

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