Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga

Today I’ve got another yummy slow cooker meal for you.  Bless my slow cooker.  My only regret about my slow cooker is that I didn’t use it more when my kids were young.  What was I thinking?  It really is a mom’s best friend when it comes to getting a yummy, hot meal on the table at night.

Today we’re playing with some fun flavors.  This is a Mexican inspired dish and uses chipotle chile peppers in adobe sauce and cumin for lots of great flavor.  I love the smoky flavor adobe sauce gives to food.

Slow Cooker Chicken TingaIf you like a little heat feel free to add in some jalapeno peppers too!  We tend to keep it pretty cool and calm at our house.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga

I used chicken thighs for this dish because I love how  moist they are but chicken breasts would work as well.  I serve the chicken tinga like a tostada, on a crisp corn tortilla.  I also put a bed of brown rice on top of the tortilla then topped with the chicken tinga with a little green onion, cilantro and guacamole for garnish.  Delish!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga

It is fun to eat and the flavors are great.  You can purchase your tostada shells at the store or I just fried up some corn tortillas in canola oil until they were nice and crispy.  Then just load on your favorite toppings.

For other slow cooker goodness try these:

Slow Cooker Chili VerdeSlow Cooker Greek PorkSlow Cooker Honey Parmesan Pork

slow cooker meals

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga
  • 2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1-2 chipotle chile pepper in adobe sauce, chopped (more if desired)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • cilantro, guacamole, green onion for garnish
  • tostadas
  • rice
  1. Place chicken onion, fire roasted tomatoes, chipotle peppers, garlic, oregano, cumin in slow cooker.
  2. Turn on low and cook for 3 hours or until chicken pulls apart easily.
  3. Serve over rice on a tostada shell. Top with green onion, cilantro, guacamole.


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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Val H. says

    I’ve never had Chicken Tinga but with the listed ingredients, I know that I would love it. Thanks so much.

  2. says

    I’ve had a long running love affair with chipotle in adobo. Tinga is something I’ve always wanted to make but don’t know why I never have. As easy as this is, I really have no excuse now, do I? Ha!
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo.


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