Tinga De Pollo
A delicious and flavorful chicken taco with authentic flavors.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 6 cloves garlic 4 minced, 2 smashed
- 2 whole cloves
- 2 tomatoes
- 5 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 2 tspn cumin
- 1/2 tspn nutmeg
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 white onions halved and sliced
- 1/4 lb chorizo
- 1 head iceberg lettuce shredded
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- 2 avocados sliced
- 12 corn tortillas
Place chicken in a saucepan over medium heat with enough water to cover by 1 inch.
Add the smashed garlic and cloves. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 12-15 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the pot, cool slightly, then shred with two forks.
Place a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, until smoking.
Add the tomatoes and roll slowly around until blackened on all sides, about 6 minutes.
Add the seared tomatoes to a blender with chipotle peppers, chicken stock, cumin, and nutmeg. Blend until smooth.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onions, and chorizo. Cook 2-3 minutes until the onions have softened and the chorizo has rendered a little fat.
Add the lettuce and sauté 2-3 additional minutes, until softened.
Add the tomato-chili mixture and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to incorporate.
Add the shredded chicken and bring mixture to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, until most of the liquid has cooked off, about 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on warm corn tortillas with sliced avocado.