Chicken Tinga Bowls with Calabacitas & Brown Rice
In Mexico, chicken stewed with tomatoes and chipotle peppers is known as tinga (teen-gah). It's often served in tacos or on tostadas. The side of sautéed squash is called calabacitas. Serve this tinga recipe over brown rice and sprinkle with cheese for a healthy one-bowl dinner that's super-satisfying.
Tips: Tomatillos are available in most grocery stores. They look like tiny green tomatoes wrapped in husks. Rub the husks off under cold water to remove.
To poach chicken: Place 4 small boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 2 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (12 oz. total) in a medium saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, partially cover, and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate and shred into small pieces. Reserve broth for use in another recipe--it will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Cotija cheese is an aged cow's-milk cheese from Mexico. It has a crumbly texture and slightly salty taste. Substitute feta if you can't find it.