Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

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Chicken Recuredos de Tucson

1 whole cut-up chicken

or thighs and legs

Olive oil

(for sauté)

1 medium onion


2-3 cloves garlic


Brown chicken in a large kettle. Remove chicken, add oil, gently sauté the onion and garlic.

1 tsp cumin seed
Green chiles to taste


2 red or green peppers
1 large or 2 medium zucchini

or other squash thickly sliced

Add to kettle and sauté, add small amount of broth if necessary.

1 cup tomatoes

(fresh, frozen, canned, or ½ cup dehydrated, depending on season)

2 cups corn kernels
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
2 cups chicken broth or water

Add to kettle along with browned chicken, add water or broth (more if using dried vegetables), cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until chicken is done to bone. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

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