Calabacita con Pollo

Calabacita con Pollo Recipe
Oxmoor House
Calabacita refers to a specific summer squash used in Mexican cooking, but basic summer squash works fine.


4 servings (serving size: 1 drumstick, 1 thigh, and 3/4 cup vegetable mixture)

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Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 38 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 357
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 13.9 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Protein 36.9 g
Carbohydrate 22.6 g
Fiber 4.7 g
Cholesterol 116 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 828 mg
Calcium 60 mg


2 teaspoons olive oil
4 (6-ounce) chicken thighs, skinned (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
4 (4-ounce) chicken drumsticks, skinned (about 1 pound total)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium squash, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained


1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 15 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.

2. Sprinkle cumin, salt, and pepper over chicken. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Gretchen Brown,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

October 2006
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