Mini Chicken Tamalitos
April 30, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Smaller in size than ordinary tamales, Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Tamalitos are nonetheless bursting with fresh flavors. They’re handmade just for us by a small, Mexican panadería de tamal (that’s tamale bakery), and sized perfectly to enjoy as hors d’oeuvres. Each handmade Tamalito, wrapped in parchment paper, is made using traditional corn masa, stuffed with shredded chicken, cheese, corn, chiles and authentic Mexican seasonings, and finished with a mild red chile sauce. Did we mention they’re made by hand?
While they are indeed excellent as hors d’oeuvres, these minis also make a great center-of-the-plate option for lunch or dinner – just add favorites like guacamole, salsa and sour cream to complete the picture. We complete the picture with a great price – each 12.5 ounce package, containing 10 Mini Chicken Tamalitos, is $3.99, a truly tamal-riffic value. You’ll find them in our freezers.