Traditional Mexican Main: Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Our journey to find the tastiest food from around the globe continues in Mexico (as chosen by our Facebook fans) for a Traditional Mexican meal! Now for the main course… Chicken Tinga Tostadas – serves four.

Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Chicken Tinga Tostadas – Serves Four

Ingredients: (serves four)

  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 3 chipotle chillies
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 1 shredded chicken breast
  • Salt
  • 8 toasted tortillas
  • Refried beans
  • Sour cream


  1. Preparation time: 25 minutes
  2. Boil the 3 tomatoes and the 2 garlic cloves for 5 min. Blend until smooth
  3. Heat the oil in a large and deep pan over medium heat
  4. Once it is hot but not smoking, stir in the chopped onion and cook until soft and translucent, for about 5-6 min
  5. Add the tomatoes and the garlic from the blender and the chicken broth if it is too dry
  6. Put the chipotle chillies to taste
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 10 min.
  8. Add salt to taste
  9. Add the shredded chicken and mix well. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  10. To serve place two toasted tortillas on the serving plate; spoon on the refried beans, chicken tinga and a spoon of sour cream

Up next is our Traditional Mexican Dessert: Bananas with sour cream and cinnamon

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