Chicken Tinga is a shredded chicken dish from the Puebla region of Mexico, and here are Four Flavorful Recipes for Chicken Tinga with options for the Slow Cooker or the Instant Pot!
Today we’re sharing Four Flavorful Recipes for Chicken Tinga with options for the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker, and some of them can be cooked on the stove too. If you’re not from California you might not be familiar with Chicken Tinga, but it’s a Mexican shredded chicken dish that’s loaded with flavor and is easy to make. Chicken Tinga is a recipe that takes shredded spicy chicken to a whole new level!
And most recipes for Chicken Tinga use low-carb ingredients, so if you serve this with low-carb tortillas or in lettuce wraps, this can easily be a low-carb meal! Hope you enjoy trying one of these if you’ve never had Chicken Tinga!
What is Chicken Tinga?
Tinga is a Mexican dish that originated in the Puebla region. It featured chicken cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and chipotle peppers in adobo and then served in tacos, tostadas, or burritos. Now this delicious way to cook chicken is found all over Mexico.
How can you get the complete recipe?
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Want more ideas for chicken tacos?
I love the use of guacamole in this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tostadas from Slow Cooker Gourmet. The recipe features slow cooker chicken that cooks until it shreds apart with tomatoes, tomatillo salsa, onions, and seasonings and then the chicken gets made into tasty tostadas, or make tacos if you prefer! (Skip the optional refried beans for a low-carb version.)
Neena from Paint the Kitchen Red made The Best Instant Pot Chicken Tinga four times to get a version that was a wow for her family, and you’ll love her attention to detail in the recipe that produces fabulous results! (Replace the tiny amount of brown sugar with an approved sweetener for the low-carb version.)
Chicken Tinga from Slender Kitchen has options for the Slow Cooker, Instant Pot, or Stovetop, and this slightly spicy chicken can be used for everything from tacos to quesadillas to and bowls!
Pinch of Yum adds lime, cilantro, and yummy Cotija cheese to make The Best Chicken Tinga Tacos, and you can make these tasty tacos in the Instant Pot or on the stove!