Stupid-Easy Recipe for Chicken Tinga Tacos (#1 Top-Rated)


Chicken tinga tacos are an easy way to upgrade your weeknight dinner. Minimal chopping and a little bit of simmering in a spicy, smoky sauce delivers a traditional Mexican dish for a casual yet extraordinary meal.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Chicken Tinga Tacos.

1. Info for Chicken Tinga Tacos

  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Servings: 5
  • Calories: 379 kcal

2. Ingredients for Chicken Tinga Tacos

  • 5 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo, from can
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce, from can of chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1 large white onion, sliced in strips and divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 10 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Purple cabbage, shredded
  • Cilantro, sprigs
  • Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • Lime wedges

3. Directions:

  1. Add tomatoes, garlic cloves, chipotle chiles, adobo sauce, a quarter of the sliced onions, and 1/2 cup water to a blender container. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add remaining onion strips, reduce heat to low, and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  3. Strain the tomato mixture from the blender into the sautéed onions. Stir in 1/2 cup water, oregano, and chicken bouillon. Add more water in 1/4 cup increments if you prefer your mixture with more liquid. Add shredded chicken; stir, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Top tortillas with chicken tinga. Garnish with cabbage, cilantro, cheese and a squeeze of lime juice.

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