Mexican Tinga Recipe – Mexican Special

Tinga is a Mexican dish of tender shredded chicken in a spicy tomato and chipotle chile sauce served on crunchy tostada shells. This recipe is easy to make and great for feeding a crowd!

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time35 min

Mexican Tinga Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or to taste
  • 2 pounds shredded cooked chicken meat
  • 16 tostada shells
  • ½ cup sour cream

How To Make Mexican Tinga


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.


Meanwhile, puree stewed tomatoes and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in a blender.


Pour pureed mixture over onions in the saucepan; add chicken and stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.


Mound chicken mixture onto tostada shells and garnish with sour cream.