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12 INGREDIENTS9 STEPS1HR 25MIN

Chicken Tinga Tacos

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Flavor-packed tacos featuring smoky chicken thighs in a tomato and chili-based sauce.

1HR 25MIN

Total Cooking Time

12

Ingredients
Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
8
Serves 8
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Tinga
1 can
1 1/2 cups
I use the Pomi brand
2 cups
Chicken Stock
preferably homemade, or water
to taste
1 bunch
Fresh Cilantro , roughly chopped
For serving
to taste
Corn Tortillas
to taste
Cheese , grated
cheddar or monterey jack or whatever you like
to taste
to taste
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Step 1
Place Whole Chicken (1) in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, turn off the heat, cover the pot and let it sit for 25 minutes.
Step 2
Slice the White Onion (1) . You can also dice some of the onion for serving.
Step 3
In a large sauté pan or pot, add the Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) and place over medium heat. Add the sliced onion to the pan with a pinch of Kosher Salt (to taste) and sauté over medium heat until translucent or lightly brown, taking around about 5 minutes.
Step 4
Add Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (1 can) including 2-3 of the chilies. Stir until the onions are nicely coated in the sauce.
Step 5
Add the Canned Crushed Tomatoes (1 1/2 cups) , Chicken Stock (2 cups) and a pinch of salt.
Step 6
When the chicken is done, transfer it to a large bowl or a colander placed in the sink to cool. Return the pot with the cooking liquid to the stove.
Step 7
Let the sauce simmer over low heat while you pull the chicken meat from the skin and bones. Shred the meat and add to the sauce.
Step 8
Bring the pan with the chicken to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Add Fresh Cilantro (1 bunch) to the pot and stir to incorporate. Taste mixture, add more salt if necessary.
Step 9
Serve with heated Flour Tortillas (to taste) , Cheese (to taste) , wedges of Limes (to taste) , chopped onion, and Sour Cream (to taste) on the side.

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