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Quick and Easy Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga Recipe or Tinga De Pollo is a classic shredded chicken taco or tostada filling prepared with sliced onions and a tomato chipotle sauce is a full-flavored crowd pleaser. It has a smoky flavor with just enough heat from the chipotle. This recipe is so good that you may want to make a double batch to keep in the freezer.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 1 Pound chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Red onion chopped
  • 1 Tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp adobo
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 Cup chipotle peppers in adobo chopped
  • 1 Cup tomato sauce


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add the smoked paprika, chili powder, dried oregano, adobo, cumin, salt and the chipotle peppers and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sauce has reduced and it's fragrant.
  • Add the chicken and cook for 5 more minutes.
Keyword Chicken, Mexican Recipes, Tacos