Ericka Sanchez
Source: Parents Magazine

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Credit: Jennifer Causey

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prep:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk masa harina, baking powder, and 1 tsp. garlic salt in a large bowl. Add hot water and olive oil. Knead until masa dough forms and no longer sticks to hands, 8 to 10 minutes.

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  • Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray; set aside. Divide masa dough evenly into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 1 3/4-in. ball. Press 1 masa dough ball evenly into bottom and up sides of each greased muffin cup. Bake in preheated oven until masa is cooked through, 28 to 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until onion softens slightly, about 3 minutes. Add tomato, and cook, stirring often, until tomato begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, tomato sauce, oregano, cumin, black pepper, and remaining 1/4 tsp. garlic salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until tomato sauce reduces and clings to chicken, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Remove masa cups from pan. Spoon 3 Tbs. chicken filling evenly into each cup and top with cheddar and cilantro.

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