Abuela’s Tinga Recipe

A que la tingada!



3 pounds of chicken

2-3 Chipotle Chile peppers in adobo

2 onions

4 tomatoes

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp pepper

3 garlic cloves

3 bay leaves

salt to taste


  1. Place chicken in pot with 1/2 a onion, 1 bay leaf, 1 garlic clove and salt. Cook until done.
  2. Blend tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves, 2-3 chipotle peppers with some of the adobo with one cup of water. Set aside.
  3. Add some lard or oil to a pan.
  4. Sauté 1 onion (julianed) with 1 tsp of oregano and 2 bay leaves.
  5. Add tomato mix.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Let simmer for 2 minutes and then add the chicken.
  8. Let it simmer for 5 minutes with the chicken.



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