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Chicken Tinga Tacos Recipe

Chicken Tinga Tacos

  • Author: Ali
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 tacos 1x


These Chicken Tinga Tacos are made with smoky chipotle chicken, served on warm corn tortillas, and loaded up with your favorite fresh toppings. So flavorful and ready to go in just over 30 minutes!


  • 1 batch chicken tinga
  • 12 to 16 corn tortillas (homemade or store-bought)
  • fresh lime wedges
  • toppings: chopped fresh cilantro, sliced red onions (or quick pickled red onions), sliced avocados (or guacamole), crumbled cotija cheese, and/or Mexican crema


  1. Make the chicken tinga. Prepare the chicken tinga according to recipe instructions, either on the stovetop, in the Instant Pot, or in the Crock-Pot.
  2. Warm the tortillas. Just before serving, warm the tortillas so that they are nice and soft. (This is my favorite warming method.)
  3. Assemble the tacos. Fill the tacos with a large spoonful of the chicken tinga, drizzle each with a squeeze of lime juice, then top with your favorite toppings.
  4. Serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!