Chicken Tinga is a Mexican dish made of chicken thighs that are browned then simmered in a vibrant tomato, onion, and chili seasoned taco sauce.Once cooked it’s shredded and served over warmed corn tortillas with all your favorite toppings.It’s a simple recipe and you’ll love the highlight of smokey flavor! Chicken Tinga Tacos Tired of the same taco recipe over and over? This is a delicious, flavorful recipe to brighten up that same old rotation.

This stove-top simmered chicken tinga makes an impressive taco filling and there’s really not a whole lot to it.It cooks in 30 minutes meaning you don’t have to wait hours and hours like you do for a shredded beef or pork taco filling.If however you do have more time, you could easily get away with simmering it low and slow in the crockpot instead (it should be done in about 3 to 4 hours on low heat).

Is it Spicy? Yes chicken tinga is deliciously spicy because of the added chipotle chilies in the dish.I’ve listed to add 1 – 3 chipotle chilies to taste depending on the heat level you prefer (we love it with 3!).Then there is a swap noted in the substitutes below if you want a milder version.

Chicken Tinga Recipe Ingredients 2 lbs.boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat Salt and black pepper 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/4 cups chopped white onion (1 medium) 1 Tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves) 1 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 cup chicken broth, then more to thin if needed 1

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