This Chicken Tinga recipe is one of the easiest dinners you will ever make – on your table in less than 25 minutes! Chicken Tinga, or tinga de pollo, is a Mexican dish consisting of shredded chicken in a saucy, smoky, spicy tomato chipotle sauce. It’s not only quick and easy, but healthy, exploding with flavor and wonderfully versatile. It’s the ideal weeknight dinner and can be made into tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, tortas, tostadas, etc. or serve it buffet style and let everyone choose their chicken tinga adventure. This Chicken Tinga recipe also freezes and reheats beautifully for meal prep lunches or dinners the whole family will love!
You have three options when it comes to which chicken to use to make Chicken Tinga. You can use 1) cooked rotisserie chicken, 2) make your own shredded chicken by cooking a whole chicken or 2) make your own shredded chicken by cooking chicken breasts or chicken thighs.
This Chicken Tinga can also be made in the slow cooker using boneless chicken and the same sauce ingredients/method.