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calabaza con pollo (squash with chicken)

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Cynthia Ramos
Pearland, TX

This is a wonderful chicken and vegetable dish that I grew up with in Texas. I love the way my mother cooks so I asked her for the recipe but of course she grew up not using measuring utensils so this recipe is my interpretation of her recipe. Also, I used three squash varieties just because. I believe it is healthy, apart from the salt and very filling. This is a great dish when partnered with rice, beans and tortilla's. Before editing the recipe please try it as the recipe calls then you can decide from there. I hope you enjoy this.

★★★★★ 1
serves 3-5
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For calabaza con pollo (squash with chicken)

  • 2-3 lb
    chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
  • 1 md
    green calabaza squash
  • 1 md
  • 1 md
    yellow squash
  • 1 md
    yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3 tsp
  • 1 md
  • 1 can
    15 oz. canned whole kernal corn (drain juice)
  • 1 can
    8 oz. tomato sauce

How To Make calabaza con pollo (squash with chicken)

  • 1
    Wash chicken and boil until cooked, set aside.
  • 2
    Wash all squash, cut into cubes, set aside.
  • 3
    Wash tomato, cut into cubes, set aside
  • 4
    Dry Spice Mix - Mix salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin in bowl, set aside.
  • 5
    In large pan, add oil, tomato, all squash and onions. On medium-high heat (#7 if you have a dial from 1-10) saute for approximately 10 minutes or until everything look lightly tender.
  • 6
    Add drained can corn, tomato sauce and dry spice mixture.
  • 7
    Add chicken and 2 cups of chicken broth from the chicken boil.
  • 8
    Gently mix all the ingredients to coat everything well. Cover and let simmer on medium-low heat (#3 on dial that has 1-10) for approximately 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!

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