Tamales de rajas con pollo are one of my favorite foods right after pork tamales of course. Eating tamales is something my family always looks forward to since it’s not something I make frequently. I would say I make them probably 2-3 times a year. Tamales are a lot of work but if you divide the tamale making process into 2-3 days like I do then it makes it a whole lot easier!
Tamales de rajas con pollo are chicken tamales with strips of tomato, onion and jalapenos. The rajas or strips are always my favorite! In fact I prefer less chicken and more strips.
Whenever I buy tamales these are the ones I buy. But at home I always make pork tamales. I guess I really like the way I make my pork tamales. I guess it also has to do to with the fact that I tried making tamales de rajas con pollo a long time ago but it didn’t turn out so well. However that was my fault. You see the rajas have to be sauteed until soft before putting them in the tamales. But I didn’t do that. I thought the steam would make them soft. Instead they came out still crunchy. So I was pretty upset about that and didn’t attempt to make them again until recently.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many batches of barely edible tamales I’ve made in the past. But that’s ok because all that practice and experience has gone to good use. Now my tamales are freaking amazing! I’m the type of person that will continue to make something until it finally comes out right. I ain’t no quitter that’s for sure!
Ok, the tamale on the left is kind of shaped funny compared to the one on the right but whats important is that it tastes good right?
Here you can see the strips of tomatoes and jalapenos
I also made some salsa verde to go with the tamales at my husband’s request. However the salsa is definitely not needed. I don’t use it. I love the flavor of the masa and don’t want anything to get in the way of it.
These tamales are so ridiculously good. I really hope you will try out this recipe. I’m sure you will love it! Let me know if you do. You may also like my recipe for pork tamales
Until next time see you soon and thanks for visiting! 🙂