Are Chaparro's Chicken Tamales any good?
Yes, these are a very solid tamale that are made quite accessible being frozen. They can be cooked up in just a couple of minutes and make for a fun snack our centerpiece to meal. Just watch the calories and saturated fat.
Five come per package and each is wrapped in it’s own plastic wrap inside the main box. Indeed, once you get these home you can simply throw away the outer box and store these in the freezer individually however you like to save some space. From there, it takes just two minutes in the microwave to go from frozen to piping hot tamale.
This version of the product features shredded chicken in a mildly spice red chili sauce. It has just enough spice and bite to punch through the rich masa casing.
Like the pork and beef counterparts they’re fabulous little snacks. I often find myself microwaving one up when I’m in need of a hearty start to the day.
Another option, as you can see below here, is to use them as a centerpiece for a larger dinner. In this meal I’ve used both Hatch green enchilada sauce and Roasarita red enchilada sauce with a side of Ore Ida fries and a topping of pepitas.
The only caveat to this product is the nutrition (see below). With a whopping 11g of saturated fat you can eat two and be healthy past your daily intake of fat – and trust me – its easy to inhale two of these at once!
Chaparro’s Chicken Tamales cooking instructions, nutrition
Other Chaparro’s products
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