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    Shredded Chicken for Tostadas (Tinga)

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    40 mins

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    mariposa13's Note:

    My best friend taught me how to make this and it is authentic.

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    1. 1
      Place chicken breasts in large pot and add water to cover. Add salt.
    2. 2
      Turn water up to boiling and let simmer until chicken is cooked through.
    3. 3
      Once chicken is cooked, remove from pan and shred. Set aside.
    4. 4
      Heat med-large skillet with oil. Add halved tomatoes and cook about 5-10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Remove tomatoes from skillet and place in blender. Add chipotles to blender with tomatoes (for mild taste only use 1-2 chipotles, add more for more heat).
    6. 6
      Add 1 cup water to blender and about 1 tsp salt. Blend and set aside.
    7. 7
      Place sliced onion in skillet. Cook about 5 minutes. Add salsa to skillet; mix well.
    8. 8
      Mix chicken and salsa together and serve warm on tostadas.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 07, 2010


      Very good and easy. I added cilantro, onion and garlic powder to the water where I cooked the chicken and used that broth for the cup of water ( didn't use the whole cup as it would water it down too much). Once the chicken was cooked, I removed the breasts and added the tomato pieces and cooked until soft. Saved a little bit of calories from the oil. Once the sauce was made in the blender, I added and the chicken it to the onions and simmered. Came out great!

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    • on July 11, 2009


      This had great flavor and was wonderful on crispy tostada shells. I topped the tostadas with all the usual toppings-lettuce, tomato, cheese, and avocado. The only problem for me was the amount of water, it could be reduced by half or maybe left out completely. I used 2 chipotles, which was plenty spicy for us.

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    • on October 11, 2008


      This recipe was very delicious! I have had tinga before, but this recipe was different and really easy to make. My husband loved it! I also added avocado and sour cream to it. Thanks for the Great Recipe! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Shredded Chicken for Tostadas (Tinga)

    Serving Size: 1 (269 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 291.2
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.9 g
    Saturated Fat 3.4 g
    Cholesterol 69.6 mg
    Sodium 81.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 8.9 g
    Protein 25.3 g

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