Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos - 5 minutes to prep and it tastes like it came from a Mexican restaurant!
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos - A delicious tinga recipe that tastes like it came straight from a Mexican restaurant. So easy and only takes 5 minutes to prep. These chicken tinga tacos are authentic and amazing! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken tinga, tinga
Servings: 8
Calories: 213kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 14.5 ounces fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 3-4¬† chipotle peppers in adobe (more if you like heat)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)

Crema Recipe:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 Tablespoons feta cheese
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • whole milk (if needed)

For serving:

  • tortillas
  • diced onions
  • chopped cilantro
  • crumbled feta or cotija cheese
  • lime slice


  • Place the chicken breast in the slow cooker.
  • Add the tomatoes, onion, peppers, garlic, taco seasoning and salt to a blender. Pulse 3 to 5 times. Then pour over the chicken. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, or until you are able to shred the chicken. Shred and then cook an additional 15 to 30 minutes. Place slow cooker on warm until ready to serve.
  • For the feta crema, stir the cream cheese, feta and lemon juice until smooth. Add milk to crema sauce as needed to thin it out.
  • Serve the chicken tinga inside of¬†tortillas. Add your favorite toppings such as, onion, cilantro and feta cheese.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 469mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 0.9mg