Tinga (dish)

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A plate of chicken tinga

Chicken Tinga (Spanish: tinga de pollo) is a Mexican dish made with shredded chicken in a sauce made from tomatoes, chipotle chilis in adobo, and sliced onions. It is often served on a tostada and accompanied by a layer of refried beans. It can be topped with avocado slices, crumbled cheese, Mexican crema, and salsa.

Origin[edit]

Although tinga is consumed throughout central and southern Mexico today, it is presumed to have a Pueblan origin.[1] In his Dictionary of Mexicanisms (1895), Francisco J. Santamaría defines "tinga" as a colloquial term to refer to something "vulgar" or "disorderly",[2] though he does not give the etymology of the word.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muy Bueno Cookbook » Chicken Tinga
  2. ^ Miguel Angel Chen (2017-09-09). "Guisos tradicionales de los hogares mexicanos". Food and Travel México (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-05-09.