Chicken Tinga Tacos Recipe

Chicken Tinga Tacos Recipe

These tasty shredded Chicken Tinga Tacos are delicious and easy-to-make on a budget costing under $4 per serving.
  • 40 mins

    Cooking Time

  • Difficulty

  • 20 mins

    Prep Time

  • 5 People


  • 1 Tbsp. Knorr® Tomato Bouillon with Chicken flavor or 1 Knorr® Tomato Bouillon with Chicken flavor Cube, crumbled
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tsp. PLUS 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 4 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chile powder
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 20 corn tortillas, warmed according to package directions
  • RICE:
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • SALAD:
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 large tomato, cut in wedges
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

  1. Start by cooking the brown rice in water according to package directions. Meanwhile, begin to prepare your tacos. Sprinkle Knorr® Tomato Bouillon with Chicken flavor over chicken breasts, rubbing into chicken to coat.

  2. Heat 2 tsp. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes. Pour water into skillet; cover, reduce heat and simmer, turning chicken once, until chicken is thoroughly cooked, 8 to 10 minutes for small breasts, 10 to 12 minutes for larger breasts.

  3. Remove chicken to plate; refrigerate until cool enough to handle. Pour cooking liquid into bowl and set aside.

  4. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in same skillet over high heat and cook onion stirring occasionally, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to break down, about 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in chile powder, garlic and reserved cooking liquid and cook, stirring occasionally, until very thick, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile shred chicken.

  6. Stir chicken and any juices into skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until very thick and chicken is heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

  7. Have your family build their own tacos. Start by stacking 2 tortillas topped with chicken, and, if desired, taco toppings of your choice.

  8. Finally, toss the salad greens, tomato wedges and oil and vinegar in a salad bowl.

  9. Serve tacos with salad and rice.

  1. Amount per Serving
Nutritional values Amount per Serving
Energy (g) 540.0
Calcium (g) 57.0 mg
Carbohydrates (g) 60.0 g
Cholesterol (g) 55.0 mg
Fat (g) 22.0 g
Fiber (g) 4.0 g
Iron (g) 2.0 mg
Potassium (g) 565.0 mg
Protein (g) 24.0 g
Saturated Fat (g) 3.0 g
Sodium (g) 550.0 mg
Sugars (g) 9.0 g
Trans Fat (g) 0.0 g

Hints & Tips

Cost Per Recipe: $ 18.16

Cost Per Serving: $ 3.63 

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