Abby Anderson's Chicken Tinga

Abby Anderson's Chicken Tinga

Chef Garrett Pittler receives a warm welcome into singer Abby Anderson's home in an episode of "Breaking Bread" as they make one of her favorite childhood meals, Chicken Tinga.
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course


  • 3 to 4 chicken breasts or thighs
  • 4 to 5 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 onion
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves
  • 1, 1/2 cup water
  • Olive or canola oil
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Sour cream


  • Boil chicken until cooked.
  • Drain chicken and let cool.
  • Once cool, shred chicken with hands.
  • Once shredded, salt and set aside.
  • In large pan saute onions with oil of choice until transparent.
  • Wile onions are sweating, place chipotle peppers, chopped garlic and water in blender. (If it looks like a paste you need more water).
  • Add shredded chicken and water mixture to skillet.
  • Let simmer until most water is cooked out.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Serve on a tostada with finely sliced iceberg lettuce, sour cream and any other toppings of choice.


Keyword Abby Anderson, Breaking Bread, chicken tinga, dinner, main course, Recipe
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