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Chicken Tinga Tostadas are the perfect easy dinner idea to serve up any night of the week.  Made with rotisserie chicken, chipotle peppers and a few staple pantry items, these Chicken Tinga Tostadas are ready in under 30 minutes and are the ultimate healthy comfort food.
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Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Chicken Tinga Tostadas are the perfect easy dinner idea to serve up any night of the week.  Made with rotisserie chicken, chipotle peppers and a few staple pantry items, these Chicken Tinga Tostadas are ready in under 30 minutes and are the ultimate healthy comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 12 tostadas
Calories: 154kcal

Ingredients

Tinga Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 - 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped
  • 15 ounce fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 chicken breasts, shredded or one rotisserie chicken

For Serving

  • 12 tostadas
  • 10 ounce refried beans
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • cotija cheese crumbled
  • 2 limes cut into wedges

Instructions

  • To make your Chicken Tinga Tostadas, start by heating olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet and then adding the chopped onion. Stir and cook for 3 - 4 minutes and then add in your diced garlic.  Cook for another minute and then add in your chopped / diced chipotle peppers in adobe sauce.  Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes.  
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes and spices and cook for 5 minutes. At this point, you can either continue to cook it as it is or you can move the mixture to a small food processer or a blender and blend until smooth. Return the sauce to the skillet, add in your shredded chicken, stir to combine and continue to cook over medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes. 
  • While your Chicken Tinga sauce is cooking, heat a can of refried bean up in a small pot, warm your tostada in a 250 degree oven and prepare your garnishes. Once your Chicken Tinga is done, take a spoonfull of refried beans and lightly smear it on a tostada. Top the beans with an even layer of Chicken Tinga and then garnish and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.8g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 5.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 18.4mg | Sodium: 400.7mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1.8g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1.1mg