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Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Serve flavorful Chicken Tinga Tostadas on tostadas or tortillas.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to make chicken tinga
Servings: 8
Calories: 634kcal
Author: Lori @ www.AReinventedMom.com


  • 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce more or less to taste
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. chicken flavor bullion granules I used Better Than Bullion
  • 16 to stada shells
  • 1/2 - 1 cup light sour cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings:  refried beans lettuce, tomato, cheese, black olives, green onions, guacamole


  • In a large pot, place the chicken, 1/4 cup of the slice onion, garlic and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-high heat until done (about 20-25 minutes). Remove chicken from pot and shred meat.
  • While the chicken is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the remaining onion slices and cook until transparent.
  • Bring a medium-sized pot of water to boil over high heat.  Cut an "X" in the bottom of each tomato.  Place a couple tomatoes at a time in the boiling water and boil until the tomatoes split or the skin begins to peel.  Continue until all tomatoes are done, core and pull the skins away from the tomatoes.  Discard the cores and peels.
  • Place tomatoes, chipotle peppers, boullion, tomato sauce, lime juice and sugar in a blender.  Process until smooth (use caution if the mixture is hot).  Taste the sauce and make any adjustments (i.e. add salt & pepper if needed).
  • Pour the sauce in the slow cooker and add the cooked onions and shredded chicken. Set on low and keep warm until serving. Alternative:  mix in a large pot and serve immediately.
  • To serve:  spread a small amount of sour cream on a tostada, top with the chicken mixture and optional toppings.


- Nutritional information is provided as a reference only.
- Bonus tip:  before you discard the lime rinds, cut each lime half into 1/4's and rub the cut side over your sink and faucet for a sparkly clean finish.  This also works with lemons.
- Original Chicken Tinga Tostada recipe found HERE on AllRecipes.com.  I adjusted several quantities and added tomato sauce, lime and sugar.


Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 1048mg | Potassium: 1539mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1314IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3mg