Chicken Tinga Tostados

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“This authentic Mexican recipe I picked up while living in Mexico. It has a spicy, smoky flavor from chipotle peppers. It is perfect for a buffet where people can serve themselves and even better heated up as leftovers the next day! If this is too spicy for you, try using less chipotle peppers.”
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 31 People
Calories 3862 kcal



  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 7 medium onions thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 1 in can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 7 ounce
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 16 tostada shells
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the chicken into a large pot along with 1/4 cup of sliced onion, garlic, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until no longer pink, about 25 minutes. Remove chicken, cool, and shred meat. Discard skin and bones.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining onion slices, and fry until transparent. Place tomatoes into a pan of boiling water (you could use the leftover chicken water), and boil until they split open.Place the tomatoes, the whole can of chipotle peppers, chicken bouillon into a blender or large food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour this mixture into a large pan, and add the shredded chicken and cooked onions. Heat through.
  • To serve, each person spreads some sour cream on their tostada shell, and tops with a spoonful of the chicken.


Calories: 514 | Total Fat: 27.1g | Cholesterol: 108mg


Calories: 3862kcalCarbohydrates: 280gProtein: 267gFat: 193gSaturated Fat: 96gCholesterol: 815mgSodium: 4471mgPotassium: 7837mgFiber: 38gSugar: 60gVitamin A: 8033IUVitamin C: 174mgCalcium: 759mgIron: 12mg
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