I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I could eat Mexican food all day every day. Seriously. And really, it’s not all that unhealthy. As long as you avoid frying and using too much cheese… Tinga de Pollo tostadas are such a simple, but delicious healthy recipe that you and your family will LOVE!
Tinga de Pollo tostadas are made using chipotle peppers, but it’s not that spicy. In fact, I’ve been feeding the seasoned chicken to my son since he was 9 months old. It’s one of his favorites.
The best part about this is you can whip it up in about 1 minutes if you use a pre-made rotisserie chicken. I always grab the giant $5 ones from Costco when I’m planning on making these. I only use the breast meat and then legs, thighs, and wings are reserved for another meal during the week.
Tinga de Pollo tostadas are a classic Mexican recipe. The basics of the recipe are always the same: tomatoes, chipotle peppers, onion, and chicken breast. Our family recipe does call for a couple extra ingredients that I feel just really adds to the flavor and makes the dish a little more unique.
When it comes to assembling your tostada, it’s personal preference. Typically you wanna slather a little sour cream on the tostada first, then pile on the meat. After that you can add queso fresco, shredded lettuce, cilantro, or whatever your heart desires. Try it with our homemade guacamole or our easy refried beans 😉
- Breast meat from 1 large rotisserie chicken
- 7 Chipotle peppers, diced
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 4 ounces diced, green chilis
- small handful of cilantro, stems removed
- 8 tostadas
- In a large pan on medium heat, spray with canola oil cooking spray.
- Add onion and garlic.Cook until translucent.
- Add in can of diced green chiles and chipotle peppers you diced.
- Sautee 1 minute, then add can of tomato sauce.
- Give it a quick stir then add in shredded chicken & chicken stock.
- Stir to make sure chicken is evenly coated in sauce mixture.
- Add in cilantro, stir and served over tostadas.
Chipotle peppers come whole in a can. You will have to chop them yourself. Use 3-4 if you are really sensitive to spicy foods, but 7 really isn't spicy to us. Instead of buying chicken stock, I typically just use the broth in the bottom of the rotisserie chicken pan.