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11 Spicy & Satisfying Chicken Tinga Recipes

JANUARY 30, 2023
11 Spicy & Satisfying Chicken Tinga Recipes
This Mexican staple packs a powerful flavor punch and is a great way to liven up a weeknight meal. Whether you’re looking to add a bit of authentic spice to your dinner table or just trying to mix up your usual chicken repertoire, these spicy and satisfying Chicken Tinga recipes are sure to be a hit. We’ve got 11 of the best recipes that you can whip up in no time. Made with tender shredded chicken, tangy tomatoes and a flavorful blend of spices, these Chicken Tinga recipes make a delicious meal time addition. Get ready to heat things up!
Onion Rings and Things

Mexican Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga made with shredded chicken, tomatoes, and chipotle chilis in adobo. Hearty and boldly flavored, this Mexican dish is perfect for tacos, burritos, tostadas, or as a main dish with rice and beans.
14
15,513
2
40 min
TOTAL TIME
714
CALORIES
$2.90
PER SERVING
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Mexican Chicken Tinga
Cast Iron Keto

Chicken Tinga

This authentic 30-Minute Mexican Chicken Tinga recipe is a delicious way to make chicken! Use it for tacos, burrito bowls, salads, and more!
4
343
11
25 min
TOTAL TIME
408
CALORIES
$2.75
PER SERVING
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Chicken Tinga
The Salty Marshmallow

Perfect Chicken Tinga

Perfect Chicken Tinga makes the most juicy, chipotle sauce smothered chicken for the best tacos!  An easy recipe that can be made on the stove top or instant pot!
10
324
88
25 min
TOTAL TIME
213
CALORIES
$0.86
PER SERVING
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Perfect Chicken Tinga
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Kalyn's Kitchen

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga is an Instant Pot version of a Puebla chicken dish that's found all over Mexico! Serve the tasty chicken on a tostada like we did, or make tacos or burritos, whichever you prefer.
19
300
2
39 min
TOTAL TIME
239
CALORIES
$1.23
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot Chicken Tinga
I Heart Nap Time

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos - A delicious tinga recipe that tastes like it came straight from a Mexican restaurant. So easy and only takes 5 minutes to prep. These chicken tinga tacos are authentic and amazing! 
10
1,682
12
6 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
442
CALORIES
$2.97
PER SERVING
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos
Eating Well

Chicken Tinga

Originating from Puebla, Mexico, this dish yields tender chicken with a kick thanks to a rich tomato-chipotle sauce.
1
48
50 min
TOTAL TIME
805
CALORIES
$2.37
PER SERVING
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Chicken Tinga
Cooking a la Mel

Chicken Tinga

This mouthwatering Chicken Tinga packs a flavorful punch with its smoky-spicy-tangy combination of ingredients, guaranteed to make your taste buds dance!
141
7
820
CALORIES
$3.35
PER SERVING
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Chicken Tinga
Serious Eats

Easy One-Pot Chicken Tinga Recipe

Though tinga is traditionally flavored with chorizo, this quick and easy version still packs in the flavor without having to seek out special ingredients.
29
333
61
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
303
CALORIES
$1.43
PER SERVING
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Easy One-Pot Chicken Tinga  Recipe
Weight Watchers

Chicken Tinga with Chipotle

A single chipotle gives this dish a little bit of heat, but use two or even three, if you prefer things spicier.
170
560
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
126
CALORIES
$0.44
PER SERVING
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Chicken Tinga with Chipotle
Budget Delicious

Chicken Tinga

Shredded chicken in a smoky and spicy sauce that makes a great filling for tacos and tostadas.
5
5
15 min
TOTAL TIME
660
CALORIES
$5.77
PER SERVING
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Chicken Tinga
SouthernFatty

Chicken Tinga Tacos with Mango

Spicy chipotle adobo tomato sauce braised chicken for perfect tacos. Chicken Tinga Tacos topped with crema, mango, Cotija cheese and fresh cilantro.
25 min
TOTAL TIME
344
CALORIES
$1.34
PER SERVING
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Chicken Tinga Tacos with Mango
Chicken Tinga FAQ
What is Chicken Tinga?
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