A Mexican classic with the delicious tostadas from Tortilleria Taiyari made by Culinessa.

Tinga de pollo is a Mexican chicken dish that you let simmer. Not difficult at all, just put some love into your cooking and this will be a mind blowing dish. The secret? The Chipotles and adobo 🙂 Tostadas? You probably know tortillas, tacos and nachos? Tostadas are crispy baked tortillas, a bit thicker than commercially available tortilla chips.

Tinga de pollo recipe
Serves 4 people


    • 1 cube of chicken stock
    • 350 grams of chicken breast
    • 1 medium onion
    • 400 grams tomatoes
    • 1 can of Chipotle chiles in Adobo
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • Salt and pepper to taste

Tinga de pollo tostadas

How do you make Tinga de Pollo?

  • Boil your chicken breast in enough water with the stock cube.
  • Meanwhile, make the spicy red sauce.
  • Chop the onion and squeeze the garlic.
  • In a pan you heat a tablespoon of olive oil and fry the onions in it until they are translucent and now add the pressed garlic.
  • Once the garlic has also baked for a minute, add the peeled tomatoes along with the chipotle in adobo sauce.
  • Finally add a cup of water to the whole and let it simmer.
  • When the chicken is cooked, let it cool until you can pick it.
  • Now add the plucked chicken to the whole and let it simmer for at least another half hour.
  • Season with salt and pepper and possibly a little more chipotle in adobo sauce.


Serve the tostadas (build the tostada in this order)

  • Tostadas from Tortilleria Taiyari
  • Pureed black beans (refried beans)
  • Tinga de pollo
  • Feta cheese
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Lime wedges
  • Optional [Chipotles in adobo sauce for extra spice]

    Buen provecho!

    See original recipe from Culinessa here.

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