Chicken Tinga Tacos!

Chicken Tinga Tacos!

Chicken Tinga Tacos!

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Chicken Tinga Tacos!

INGREDIENTS:

  • one 15-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 to 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, or to taste
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  3 cups cooked shredded chicken (I highly recommend a rotisserie chicken)
  • 15 small corn tortillas, lightly charred or warmed
  • red onions, diced small for garnishing
  • cilantro, minced for garnishing
  • cotija cheese, crumbled for garnishing (panela or queso fresco may be substituted)
  • lime wedges, for garnishing

Instructions:

 

 

  • To the canister of a high-speed blender, add the first 7 ingredients, through oregano, and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Notes – I used 3 chipotles and a generous tablespoon of adobo sauce and neither I nor my daughter found this to be spicy but use 1 if you’re very sensitive to spices, 2 if you’re probably average, and 3+ if you don’t find anything to be spicy which is the camp we’re in.
  • To a large skillet, add the olive oil, sauce from the blender, and simmer it over medium-high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until the sauce is lightly bubbling and has slightly reduced and thickened. Tip – If you find the earthiness or smokiness of the chipotles or the acidity of the tomatoes to be a bit much, add 1 or 2 teaspoons of sugar to mellow it.

 

 

 
  1. Add the chicken, stir to coat, and cook for about 3 minutes, or until completely coated and warmed through.
  2. Place tortillas one by one over the flame of a gas stove for about 10 to 15 seconds per side, or as desired. For an electric stove, heat in a skillet until warmed though.
  3. Add chicken to each tortilla and evenly garnish with red onions, cilantro, cotija, lime juice, and serve immediately. Extra chicken will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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