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Chicken tinga recipe
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Chicken tinga recipe

A delicious and authentic homemade chicken tinga recipe, an essential dish in Mexican Cuisine.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexicana
Keyword: chicken tinga
Servings: 6
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Dailis


  • frying pan


  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 7 large tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 small can of chipotles or 200 grams
  • 1 bay leaf
  • A pinch of pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • ½ teaspoon of thyme
  • Salt as desired
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil


  • Put the chicken breast in a pot with enough water and then put the pot on the stove. Add salt, the bay leaf and 2 garlic cloves. Cook on high heat for 25 minutes.
  • After this time, take the pot off the stove and drain it in order to shred them using a fork, being careful not to burn yourself.
  • Now, cut the onions into julienne strips, dice the tomatoes taking out the seeds first, and chop the garlic cloves you have left. Put a big frying pan on the stove and heat up the olive oil.
  • When it is hot, add the cut onions, cook them on medium heat until they are transparent and then add the diced tomatoes. Mix everything for a minute so both ingredients mix well.
  • Next, add the chipotle chili, the salt, the pepper, the oregano, the thyme and cook for 5 minutes until the tomato is well cooked.
  • Lastly, add all the shredded chicken, mix everything well while it cooks for 3 to 5 more minutes.



If you would like to beat the sauce ingredients, put a bit of chicken broth, the chipotle chili, the diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and thyme in a blender.
Then cook this sauce for 5 minutes and add it to the frying pan containing the garlic and onion sauté, and at the end add the chicken.


Calories: 169kcal