Chipotle Chicken Tinga Tacos

tinga tacoles
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Votes: 63
Rating: 2.81
A Frontera favorite, Tinga Tacos feature shredded chicken seasoned with onion, tomato and something spicy — in this case, Frontera Chipotle Salsa.
Servings: 1
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes


  • 1small white onion
  • 1tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1can (15oz) diced tomato
  • 1jar (16oz)Frontera Chipotle Salsa
  • 4cups chicken (loosely packed), coarsely shredded, cooked
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 8-12warm tortillas
  • 2ripeavocados peeled, pitted and diced
  • 3-4tablespoonsMexican queso añejo or Parmesan or Romano cheese, finely grated
  • cilantro, chopped, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, cook the onion in the oil over medium heat until crisp-tender and just beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the salsa, tomatoes with their juice and the vinegar. Simmer, stirring regularly until quite thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken, cool, then taste and season with salt.
  2. Serve the mixture in warm tortillas. Let guests add avocado, cheese and cilantro to taste.

For tostadita appetizers, arrange 24 thick tortilla chips on one or more serving platters. Top each with a heaping tablespoon of the chicken tinga, a few pieces of avocado, a sprinkling of cheese and cilantro, and they’re ready to pass around.



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  2. I love the recipes. My husband is from Mexico and he did not think this could be real Mexican food. Everything I have cooked from Bayless has proved him wrong.

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