Chicken Tinga Tacos Recipe | Yummly

Chicken Tinga Tacos

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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. Get tips for variations on the recipe in the accompanying article. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ericka Sanchez.


  • 5 plum 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 white onion (large, sliced in strips and divided)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules (1 teaspoon bouillon equals one cube of bouillon)
  • 4 cups cooked chicken (shredded)
  • 10 corn tortillas (warmed)
  • purple cabbage (shredded)
  • cilantro (sprigs)
  • Cotija cheese (crumbled)
  • lime wedges
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    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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    NutritionView More

    Sodium28% DV660mg
    Fat22% DV14g
    Protein67% DV34g
    Carbs10% DV30g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories380Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate30g10%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C40%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Alanna Hennen 3 months ago
    very good recipe, pretty spicy.
    Benazer noor 5 months ago
    My husband loved it so much !!!!! I’m making it again for him. Best Juicers And Blenders
    Stephenson 6 months ago
    Very good. I used a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes and no other additional liquid and it came out perfect for tacos. Followed the recipe as shown otherwise and it was not as spicy as I thought it would be. We like some heat, so I'd add more chipotles and sauce if I were to make it again.
    Natalie a year ago
    Tasted great and pretty easy! Only complaint was that the chicken and sauce was pretty watery but that won’t stop me from making them again 😁
    Bryan Powell a year ago
    Great flavor. Would make again