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Crockpot Chicken Tinga

Crockpot Chicken Tinga is a shredded chicken with a spicy sauce. This tinga recipe will fill you up and feed a crowd. It's easy, delicious and healthy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crockpot Chicken Tinga
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Brittany


  • 58 oz roasted diced tomatoes drained (4 14.5-oz cans)
  • 3-4 chipotle peppers (in adobe sauce)
  • ½ yellow onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp cloves
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast or pork shoulder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Place chicken breasts in crockpot.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Using a food processor, blend tomatoes, chipotle peppers, onion, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar.
  • Pour sauce over chicken.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Before serving, add chopped cilantro.
  • Serve over hot rice or with warm tortillas.
  • Top with avocado and/or sour cream.



Adapted from The Oregonian's FOODday


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2.4mg