Chicken Garlic Bay leaf Onion Salt Pepper Water Corn Husks Prepared masa Salsa verde
Place chicken in a large stockpot. Add garlic, bay leaf, onion, salt and pepper. Then add enough water to almost cover the entire chicken, cover and cook.
Once it’s cooked, let the chicken cool. Then remove the skin and the bones, and shred the meat.
Soak the dry corn husks in warm water. Put something heavy on top of the husks while they are soaking.
Making homemade masa dough is easier than you think. You can save some time and buy it already made.
Spread a thin layer of masa on a corn husk. Add cooked chicken, salsa verde, fold and set aside standing up.
Add water to the bottom of a large steamer, add the insert, and place a few corn husks on top. Assemble the tamales around the pot with the OPEN-SIDE UP. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
This recipe is not hard to make, it's time consuming. Once you serve and taste the tamales, you’ll see they are worth the effort.