Chicken Tinga Crockpot

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This is an authentic Mexican favorite! Shredded chicken and onions simmered in a chipotle tomatillo sauce served on crunchy tostadas. Leave this simmering away all day in the slow cooker for an amazing but simple dinner.

Chicken Tinga Crockpot

chicken, tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, garlic, chipotle peppers

Chicken Tinga Crockpot

8 hours on low and tinga is ready

Chicken Tinga Crockpot

take the chicken out of he sauce and break up the chicken with two forks

Chicken Tinga Crockpot

sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy chicken tinga

Chicken Tinga Crockpot
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Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 8-10
 
This is an authentic Mexican favorite! Shredded chicken and onions simmered in a chipotle tomatillo sauce served on crunchy tostadas. Leave this simmering away all day in the slow cooker for an amazing but simple dinner.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken (I used a combo of breast and thighs)
  • 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomatillo (green) salsa
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers)
  • ¼ - ½ cup sliced onions (depending on preference)
  • 2-3 cloved minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package Tostada shells
  • 15oz can refried beans, optional
  • Store bought guacamole (or homemade), optional
  • Sour cream and cheese for topping, optional
Instructions
  1. Place chicken, tomatoes, salsa, adobo sauce, onion, garlic and bay leaf in slow cooker
  2. Stir a bit to combine
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4
  4. Remove bay leaf and use two forks to shred chicken and break up tomatoes
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired
  6. Serve on tostada shells with desired toppings

 

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