The Best Chicken Tinga Tacos

The Best Chicken Tinga Tacos

Chicken Tinga Tacos – the only chicken tinga tacos recipe you will ever need! Spicy, saucy, simple, and so fresh.

The Best Chicken Tinga Tacos

The Best Chicken Tinga Tacos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Chicken Tinga Tacos:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 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

For Serving:

  • 10 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • crumbled cotija
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges’

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 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.
  2. Blend: Place the tomato mixture in a high-powered or regular blender, and blend until smooth.’
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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