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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Saucy, simple and FRESH! the ONLY Chicken Tinga Taco recipe you need! Yum!

Add your favorite taco toppings including sour cream, black beans, avocado and more!

Full recipe in video below


  • 1 cup roughly chopped sweet onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1–2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 3/4 cup canned crushed fire-roasted tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup chicken stock

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works!)

For Serving:

  • 10 small tortillas

  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/2 cup diced red onion

  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Sauce: Heat a large skillet over medium. Once warm, add the oil and onion. Sauté for 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Stir in the chipotles, oregano, and cumin, and toast for 1 minute. Add in the tomatoes, stock, and salt. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 7 minutes.

Blend: Place the tomato mixture in a high-powered or regular blender, and blend until smooth.

Chicken: Return the blended sauce to the pan over low heat. Add the chicken, and cook for 5 minutes. Taste and add more salt if necessary.

Serving: Prepare the garnishes. To assemble, top the tortillas with the chicken and garnish with the avocado slices, cilantro, red onion, and cotija. Serve with a lime wedge for squeezing.

5 Servings (2 tacos each serving):

276 calories

10g fat

18g carbs

33g protein

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