If you want a meal that will definitely please your taste buds, look no further. That's it—this Chicken Tinga recipe is all you need. Chicken Tinga Tacos are the best Mexican comfort food because they are saucy and spicy. This recipe will change the way you cook, whether you're having a dinner party or just want a tasty meal during the week. Get ready to enjoy the perfect mix of charred tortillas, creamy avocado, spicy chipotle, and juicy chicken. Let's go on a cooking adventure with chicken tinga and find out why you need to have it in your library of recipes.


Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings: 4-6


Ingredients for authentic chicken tacos

Сhicken tinga:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet onion, roughly chopped
  • 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 (rotisserie chicken works!)


  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges



Start by cleaning and cutting the vegetables into small pieces. Soak the chicken breasts in marinade and season with spices to taste. If roasting, get the oven ready at the specified temperature and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the chicken on top. First, get your air fryer ready. Then, spread out the chicken pieces in a single layer so they cook evenly. Make sure you have all the materials and culinary tools you need on hand to save time in the kitchen.


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and onion. Sauté for 4 minutes until tender.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in chipotle peppers, oregano, and cumin. Toast for 1 minute.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for 7 minutes.
  5. Transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth.
  6. Return the blended sauce to the skillet over low heat. Add shredded chicken and cook for 5 minutes.


  1. Warm corn tortillas.
  2. Spread mashed avocado on each tortilla.
  3. Top with the chicken-tinga mixture.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro, diced red onion, crumbled cotija, and lime wedges.

Nutritional Value Per One Serving:

Nutrition Facts  
one serving  
Calories: 300
Total Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 0g
Sodium: 1g
Total Carbohydrates: 25g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 22g

Tips and Variations

  • Just throw in one more chipotle pepper for a little more heat.
  • For an extra burst of flavor and crunch, top with pickled onions.
  • Try making it with sliced radishes or pickled jalapeños as garnishes.
  • Enchiladas and quesadillas made with leftover chicken tinga are delicious.


This chicken tinga recipe is likely to be a smashing success because of its robust flavors and ease of preparation. These tacos are perfect for taco night or when you just want something tasty. Take your tacos to the next level with Chicken Tinga's spicy awesomeness.