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How To Make Tinga De Pollo At Home

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The recipe which I am going to share today is a very famous Mexican dish and is called Tinga de Pollo. It is also known as Chicken Tinga. It’s very delicious and easy to make.

Tinga De Pollo

The Tinga De Polls is a great dish made with chicken and other spices. It originated in Puebla. It is now famous around Mexico and is a wildly loved and popular dish. The literal translation for Tinga de Pollo is “scolding of the chicken.”

To make Tinga De Pollo, put chicken and water in a saucepan. Add cloves and garlic to it and cook for 15 minutes. Sear tomatoes in a skillet. Make a paste with seared tomatoes and peppers. Then heat oil and cook the garlic, pepper, onion, chorizo, and lettuce in it. Then, add the tomato paste and chicken to it. Cook it and serve with avocado and tortilla.

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Tinga De Pollo recipe

Tinga De Pollo Recipe

Tinga De Pollo is a Mexican-style spicy stewed chicken. It is made with chicken, white onions, tomatoes, garlic, avocados, tortillas, and spices. It is a great chicken recipe and is fairly easy to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 109 kcal


Cast-Iron Skillet
Large Pot


  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 White Onions (chopped)
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 115 g Chorizo
  • 2 Avocados
  • 12 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Kosher Salt (according to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper


  • Take a saucepan and keep it on medium heat. Now, add the chicken keeping enough water to cover it.
  • Add cloves and crushed garlic to it. Simmer for 12-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  • Then, remove the chicken from the pot. Cool it slightly and the shred it using two forks.
  • Take a cast-iron skillet and keep it over medium-high flame for about 2 minutes.
  • Put the tomatoes into the skillet. Stir them and turn about slowly for about 6 minutes until they are blackened on all end.
  • Add the seared tomatoes, chicken stock, chipotle peppers, nutmeg and cumin to a blender. Mix until smooth.
  • Heat up the vegetable oil over medium to high heat in a large pot. Add the garlic, pepper, onion, and chorizo.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions softened and the chorizo turned a little fat.
  • Add the lettuce into this mixture and sauté it for 2 minutes until it softens and a good aroma arises.
  • Add the tomato-chili mixture and simmer for 3 minutes, continuously stirring to absorb.
  • Add the sliced chicken into the mixture that you made and wait for a boil for about 10-15 minutes until much of the liquid has cooked out.
  • Add salt and pepper according to your taste. Serve with sliced avocado on moist corn tortillas.



Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 225mg | Sugar: 2g
Keyword Chicken Tinga, Mexican, Mexican cuisine, Tinga De Pollo
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