Chipotle Chicken Tinga Tacos

15-minute quick and easy chicken tacos with a flavorful tomato chipotle sauce.  

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken tinga tacos
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • (1) 10-ounce Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • (2) Chipotle Chilies in Adobo Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 3 cups Shredded Chicken (from rotisserie chicken or poached chicken)

Taco Toppings:

  • 6-12 Corn Tortillas (warmed)
  • Cotija Cheese or favorite Mexican cheeses
  • Cilantro
  • 1-2 Avocados or Guacamole


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Cook for 4-5 minutes until onion begins to soften.  Add tomatoes, chipotle chilies, garlic salt, and cumin.  Simmer for 6-7 minutes.  

  2. Transfer the tomato mixture to a blender and blend the tomato mixture in a blender just until pureed. Return to pan and toss with shredded chicken. Check for seasoning and add salt, if needed. 

  3. Warm the corn tortillas. Fill corn tortillas with chipotle chicken and top with Mexican cotija cheese, cilantro, and avocado. A sprinkle of lime adds a fresh flavor. May use guacamole instead for more robust flavor.