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Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga combines Mexican flavors of fire roasted tomatoes, chipotle pepper and spices for a juicy and delicious chicken recipe that can be enjoyed in tacos, tostadas, burritos and more!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken recipes, Chicken Tinga, easy, easy dinner recipes, how to cook, mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

Shredded Chicken

  • 4 pieces chicken breasts
  • 3 chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4-5 cups water

Chicken Tinga Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can fire roasted tomato
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

Shredded Chicken

  • In a large cooking pan add water, chicken bouillon, salt and chicken. Over medium high heat, cook chicken for 20-25 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is done, remove it from pan and shred it. Reserve the broth to use in the sauce.

Chicken Tinga Sauce

  • Add all ingredients in a food processor, except for olive oil. Puree it.

Chicken Tinga

  • In a large pan, over medium high heat, add olive oil and heat it.
  • Add the shredded chicken and sauce. Use some of the chicken broth in which the chicken was boiled to thin the sauce if needed.
  • Place a lid on the pan and bring it to a boil. Cook for 10 more minutes uncovered until sauce is thick.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1408mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg