chicken tinga on a tostada

Chicken Tinga Recipe

Chicken tinga is an easy and delicious Mexican recipe. Chicken tinga can be served with warm corn tortillas, on tostadas or even in gorditas.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 165 kcal


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 7 oz can of chipotles in adobo chopped finely
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken


  1. Heat two tablespoons of olive in a pot over medium heat. When hot add the onion, garlic and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper and cook for two minutes.

  2. Add the tomatoes and chipotles to the pot. Cover and simmer over medium low heat for ten minutes or until the tomatoes have softened.

  3. Add the shredded chicken to the pot and cook for another five minutes or until chicken is hot.

  4. Remove from heat. Serve with warm corn tortillas, tostadas or gorditas.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tinga Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.