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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


  • Saucepan
  • Cast-Iron Skillet
  • Large Pot
  • Blender


  • 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: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 14gFat: 4gSodium: 225mgSugar: 2g
Keyword Chicken Tinga, Mexican, Mexican cuisine, Tinga De Pollo
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