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Mexican Tinga


Mexican Tinga is an authentic dish made with a chipotle pepper sauce.  Although this dish uses a whole can of chipotle peppers, it isn’t too spicy.  Perhaps my definition of spicy differs from yours though.  This would be delicious with some refried beans in it as well.  I hope you enjoy this Mexican Tinga dish!


1 (7 oz) Can Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
1 (14 oz) Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 Onion, thinly sliced
2 1/2 Cups Shredded Cooked Chicken
Crunchy Tostada Shells
Cotija Cheese
Lime Juice


Prepare the sauce by combining the entire can of chipotles in adobo sauce with the diced tomatoes in a blender.  Blend until smooth.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat.  Add onion, cooking until softened.  Add garlic, cook 1 minute.

Stir in the chicken and sauce.  Bring to a bubble, reduce heat and simmer to thicken slightly.

Serve the chicken mixture over a tostada shell and top with Cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, chopped avocado and a squirt of fresh lime juice.


Yield: 4 Servings