Herdez Día del Niño Recipe

Think back of when you were a kid. What’s the food that comes to mind? Believe it or not, for me it’s frijoles with queso fresco (beans with fresh cheese). I remember coming home from elementary school and always having fresh frijoles on the stove. Sometimes we’d eat the frijoles plain with tortillas or on a tostada shell.  So tell me, what food takes you back to your childhood?

Have you heard of Dia del Niño? If not, you can read about it here.  It’s basically a fun day for kids to celebrate with lots of eating, playing games, eating, playing sports, eating, piñats, eating, face painting, oh and did I mention eating?  Yeah, the eating various foods is the part that I like the most!  My cousin in Mexico City is a teacher and she as well as the other teachers dress up as a character for Dia del Niño. Kids also dress as certain character or in their Sunday best. What a fun tradition to have during the school day!

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Teachers in Mexico City get in on the the fun. #DiaDelNino

With Dia del Niño (Kids day) coming up on April 30th, I asked my parents why we never celebrated Dia del Niño. My parents are from Mexico and migrated to Arizona 43 years ago but as time went by they lost a lot of their Mexico customs. I am however grateful for some of the traditions they did hold on to.  After hearing many fascinating stories about Dia del Niño from some of my relatives; I of course wanted to get in on the celebrations myself.

I decided to cook up a simple meal that I grew up with; beans with queso fresco & Tinga tostadas. Tinga is shredded chicken with Chipotle seasoning. Of course, if you know me, I am not big on cooking from scratch like my mom.  Since I’m a single parent constantly on the go, I prefer to make my meals quick and easy. I made the Tinga Tostadas with HERDEZ® Sauce which brought back memories of my youth.

Tinga Tostadas with HERDEZ®

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 Whole Chicken or 6-8 chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts (In a super big hurry, use a cooked rotisserie chicken)
Tbsp Minced Garlic
2 Small Onions
1 Jar HERDEZ® Chipotle Mexican Cooking Sauce
Vegetable Oil

DIRECTIONS:

Cook and shred the chicken, unless you’re like me and like things easy, then just shred the pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Cut the onions in half and chop into 1/4 inch slices.

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Chopped chicken & onions


Heat 1-2 tbsps of oil in a skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and onions. Sauté until the onions begin to brown.  Once the onions are softened, mix in the shredded chicken

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Sautéed onions smell delicious! Que Rico!

Finally stir in the HERDEZ® Chipotle Mexican Cooking Sauce.  Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes stirring frequently.

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HERDEZ® Mexican Cooking Sauce – Traditional Chipotle

 

That’s it. Super Simple! Just assemble your tostada with beans, tinga, lettuce, queso fresco and top it with HERDEZ® salsa.

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Tinga Tostada with Herdez Salsa

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Optional topping: Avocado slices (not pictured)

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Many thanks to HERDEZ® Brand for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to further celebrate Día del Niño!