Chicken Tinga Tacos

Not sure wtf Tinga is… but these are amazing. And all my kids (but one who likes to give me a hard time about everything. ) loved them!

You Need

1 cup low sodium chicken broth

1tsp unflavored gelatin

1Tbsp olive oil

3/4 cup chopped onion (I ran this through the food processor. So you get the taste but the kids don’t know.

1 jalapeño Pepper deveined and deseeded (optional if you do not like spice level out. put in with the onion)

4 cloves garlic finely chopped (i used minced from a jar)

1 cup tomato puree

1 Tbsp chili powder

1tsp dried oregano

2 canned chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce finely chopped

1 Tbsp adobo sauce (sauce from the canned chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce)

3 cups shredded chicken breast. ( i cooked some chicken breast in the crock pot all day. but you could use a rotisserie chicken to save time! )

sea salt


1. Sprinkle broth with gelatin in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat until fragrant.

3. Add onion and jalapeño ; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.

4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.

5. Add broth mixture, tomato puree, chili powder, oregano,  chipotle chili peppers, adobo sauce,  chicken, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until sauce is reduced by half.

6. Remove bay leaves. Divide 3⁄4 cup

Serve on 2 corn tortillas or hard taco shells. 3/4 cup is one serving and has a serving of veggies in it!

I turned mine into a salad. By doing 1 cup of spinach 2 hard taco shells crumbled. The chicken 1/4 cup of combined diced avocado and cheese. dollop of plain greek yogurt and a drizzle of taco sauce.

This counts as 2 Veggies 1 Carb 1 Protein 1 Healthy Fat

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