Chipotle Brined Chicken Tinga

5 stars based on 1 vote.
1 ratings
Rate This Recipe
in Englishen Español
Chipotle Brined Chicken Tinga

Ingredients

Brine

  • 1/2 cup coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO® brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 pounds whole boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 5 medium Roma tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons TABASCO® brand Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Tortillas, corn and flour, warmed

Preparation

Stir salt, sugar and TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce into water. Place chicken breasts in a shallow dish. Pour brine on top and refrigerate 1 hour (chicken will be saltier if brined longer). Remove chicken, pat dry and sprinkle with pepper. Discard brine.

Place 2 tablespoons of oil in a 12-inch frying pan over high heat. Add half of the chicken and brown on both sides. Remove from pan, add another 2 tablespoons of oil and brown the rest of the chicken. Cut into thin strips. Set aside.

Char tomatoes over a gas flame or under a broiler until black. Core and roughly chop.

Place remaining tablespoon of oil in the same frying pan on high heat. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue cooking for another minute. Add chopped tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano and salt. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce and chicken strips. Cover and simmer till chicken is done, about 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

Spoon tinga in a warmed tortilla. Top with Guacamolillo and Chipotle Cream & Mexican Cheese. Serve with sides of Cilantro Lime Rice and Chipotle Pinto Beans.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Talk About It!

Post a Comment

Your Comment:

Name:

Email:

Try
another
image

Comment Policy

You agree not to post material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy TABASCO.com. We reserve the right to remove any comment.

Privacy Policy

We do not share your email address and will not email you unless you request that we do.
Read More

Type the two words above:

Add Comment
Be the first to comment on this recipe!
More