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three chicken tinga tacos arranged on a plate and topped with cheese

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

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WW Freestyle: 1
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Chicken Tinga is a flavor-packed Mexican dinner, made with juicy shredded chicken, tomato puree, and chipotle peppers.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 201



  • Select the “Saute” button on the Instant Pot. Add the oil and heat it up until shimmering. To the instant pot, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, cumin, oregano, bay leaf, and the ½ teaspoon salt, and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the tomato purée, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off saute. Season chicken breasts with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Add chicken breasts to the Instant Pot.
  • Secure the lid and Pressure Cook for 8 minutes. Then, allow 10 minutes of natural pressure release.
  • Open the Instant Pot, take the chicken out, and shred it using two forks or shredder claws. Stir the shredded chicken back in the pot and turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode. Cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Taste for salt and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve in tacos, tostadas, salads, lettuce wraps, etc...


  • NET CARBS: 6 g
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chicken Tinga
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 731mg30%
Potassium 703mg20%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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