Crockpot Calabasitas

Mid-afternoon I had a smoothie bowl with some cereal. I eat these a lot as you may have noticed from this lil’ ol site.  IMG_8734 (800x600)

This pack of Zucchini Squash randomly caught my eye at TJ’s yesterday. I had a specific recipe in mind, but changed plans to use the crockpot. IMG_8801 (800x533)

Growing up my mom would make Calabasitas – a traditional Mexican dish with zucchini squash cooked in spices. I never ate it as a kid, but as an adult I love it!

Today I made Crockpot Calabasitas with Chicken. calabasitas

I put a layer of seasoned chicken breasts on the bottom of the crockpot. On top I poured chopped onions and zucchini.IMG_8806 (800x533)

Then, I poured on a jar of chili verde and salt.IMG_8809 (800x533)

Cooked on low for 6 hours (could have probably done less).IMG_8815 (800x533)

I also picked up these handmade whole wheat tortillas from TJ’s. They are thick and doughy and wonderful. Buy some. Do it do it. IMG_8831 (800x533)

I served up the Calabasitas (or Carlos Vasitas as Ben calls this dish) with beans, pico de gallo and warm tortillas.IMG_8842 (800x533)

Rip off a piece of doughy tortilla, pick up some chicken and dip it into the beans. Devour.IMG_8844 (800x533)

It’s a thousand degrees in my condo! I’m tracking down some ice cream before I melt!!


  1. says

    I love any and all form of calabaza. I usually just make mine with lots of onion, garlic, tomato sauce and some corn kernels (sorta like this, with the cheese added of course).

  2. says

    It’s like Meatless Mexican Monday….except with meat, because…oh wait, it’s Tuesday! This looks really tasty. I keep hearing from friends and bloggers (and friends that are bloggers) that I need to get a crockpot because it will be the best purchase I ever made. Thoughts?

  3. says

    Trader Joe’s also makes what they call whole GRAIN tortillas (still mostly whole wheat but also have oats- they’re 100% whole grain), and they have whole flaxseeds in them which gives them a fantastic chew and they are SUPER DELICIOUS. Though a bit smaller than the kind you used. For me, I get tortilla’d out, so small is good!

  4. says

    I love anything that’s made in the crockpot and I love the idea of so much zucchini. I could eat that veggie in everything, raw or cooked. And chile verde? That’s how I can get the hubs to eat veggies since he would drink the stuff out of the bottle if he could.

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