Active Time
40 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 30 MIN
Serves : 6
© John Kernick

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, cumin and coriander. Cook over moderately high heat until the onion is softened. Add the stock, tomato puree, oregano and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Add the chicken, cover partially and simmer until cooked, 35 to 40 minutes.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°. In batches, fold the tortillas in half and stuff them between the cups of an inverted muffin tin to form shells. Bake for 15 minutes, until crisp.

Step 3    

Remove the chicken from the sauce and shred the meat. Return the meat to the sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
Discard the bay leaves and oregano sprig. Stir in the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Serve in the taco shells with cilantro, lime and onion.

Make Ahead

The chicken tinga can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Reheat gently before serving.

Suggested Pairing

Bold, balanced Chardonnay.

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 2

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Cleo Arezio

Review Body: Tomotoe paste makes food taste bitter when such a great amount is added.use tin tomatoes Italian preferable a nd blend  add  a teaspoon of vinegar or sugar.

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Date Published: 2016-08-29

Author Name: Wade Eichner

Review Body: I like stewed meat tacos with simple garnishes like this one, so I think its a great recipe. I love the texture of crispy tortillas. I sometimes add sliced avocado too. I usually make a half batch, and use boneless chicken breasts, and it still comes out great!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2017-03-03

Author Name: stoneri

Review Body: Authentic Mexican dishes never include pepper from a berry, which for the most part is black pepper. They use pepper from vegetables such as pablano, Serrano, jalapeno etc.

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Date Published: 2017-06-28

Author Name: ArthurReeds

Review Body: I love making these tacos when my friends come over.

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Date Published: 2017-07-16

Author Name: Gg SanDiego

Review Body: Paired with "bold , balanced Chardonnay"??? Definitely not in Arizona or California. Chicken tinga tacos? It's margarita time!!

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Date Published: 2017-06-28

Author Name: Eileen349

Review Body: This is some kind of a strange tacos for me.. I'll pass this recipe for now and try the others. Anyway, great stuff!

Review Rating: 3

Date Published: 2016-08-29