Mexican Tinga

Mexican Tinga

Fredda O. 7

"This is an authentic Mexican favorite! Shredded chicken and onions simmered in a thick chipotle sauce served on crunchy tostadas."


35 m servings 402 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 402 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 395 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions; cook and stir until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, puree the tomatoes with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce to taste. Pour into the onions, and add chicken. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. To serve, mound the chicken onto tostada shells, and garnish with a dollop of sour cream.
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  1. 187 Ratings


Just wanted to add a comment as I live in Mexico and cook Tinga alot and one of the main ingriedents of Traditional mexican tinga is Cinnamon. The cinnamon is very important as it plays a huge ...

I put frozen chicken breasts in my crockpot and covered with the sauteed onions and the tomato / chipotle mixture, then cooked all day on low. When I got home from work, I shredded the chicken ...

I have tried this recipe several times, each time reducing the chipotles, and it's still too hot, even for my husband who loves very spicy foods. However it is tasty if you can stand the heat! ...

Just wanted to clarify something. Please note that the ingredient list says "chiles to taste". If you are not accustomed to eating very spicy food begin with 1 or 2 peppers and some sauce. Taste...

I was really worried that this wasn't going to come out to our liking after tasting the adobo sauce (my first time having it). However, it tasted really nice after everything simmered together f...

Mil gracias, Fredda. Had this years ago and lost the recipe. I prepared it in a large, deep black iron skillet and used chicken tenders. I also used canned, fire roasted tomatoes and halved the...

my b/f is from mexico city and he has been trying for months to figure out how his mom made tinga when he was a little boy. well i happened to find this recipe and secretly prepared it for him. ...

This was an excellent recipe. The only modifications that I made were from how I have cooked this before and instead of using canned tomatoes, I boiled fresh tomatoes and put them in my belnder...

This is a good recipe, but a bit too hot for my families taste as made. Next time I will reduce the Chipotle in Adobo sauce.