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Ground Chicken Tinga Tacos

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

20 - 25 minutes


4 - 5 servings



About the Recipe

Tinga is a traditional Mexican dish made typically with shredded chicken in a sauce made from tomatoes, chipotle chilis in adobo, and onions. This recipe offers a twist using ground chicken, making it quicker and easier while keeping the bold flavors that make tinga a favorite. These ground chicken tinga tacos are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun taco night with friends.


2 tbl. Beef Tallow or Avocado Oil

2lb. Greener Pastures Ground Chicken

2ea Yellow Onion, thinly sliced

6ea Cloves Garlic, minced

2 cans (14oz) Fire Roasted Tomatoes

4-6ea Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, finely chopped

2tsp. Dried Oregano (preferably Mexican oregano)

2tsp Taco Blend Seasoning by The French Longhorn

Cassava Tortillas for Serving

Optional Toppings:


  1. Heat the Oil:

    • Heat the tallow or avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Cook the Chicken:

    • Add the ground chicken to the skillet. Cook, breaking it apart with a spatula, until it is fully cooked and no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.

  3. Add Aromatics:

    • Stir in the sliced onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the chicken. Cook until the onion becomes soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  4. Make the Tinga Sauce:

    • Add the fire-roasted tomatoes, chopped chipotle peppers, oregano, and taco blend seasoning to the skillet. Stir well to combine. Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes or until it thickens slightly. Check seasoning and adjust for taste.

  5. Warm the Tortillas:

    • While the chicken mixture simmers, warm your cassava tortillas in a dry pan or microwave, or directly over a gas flame for a few seconds on each side until soft and pliable.

  6. Assemble the Tacos:

    • Spoon the ground chicken tinga into the warmed tortillas. Top with diced avocado, chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and a sprinkle of shredded cheese

  7. Serve:

    • Serve your tacos hot with additional toppings like sour cream if desired.

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