Mango Chicken Tinga

Mango-Chicken Tinga
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
30 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 sweet onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 mango, halved, seeded, peeled, and diced

  • 2 pound chicken thighs, skin removed

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup mango nectar

  • Hot cooked rice

  • Fresh pineapple wedges (optional)

  • Lime wedges (optional)

  • Sliced green onions (optional)

  • Mexican crema (optional)


  1. In a 3 ½- to 4-quart slow cooker place onion and mango. Top with chicken, chipotle pepper, garlic, salt, cumin, ginger, and cinnamon. Pour tomatoes, chicken broth, and mango nectar over all. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2½ hours. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken from cooker; cool slightly.

  2. Remove chicken bones. Discard bones and shred chicken. Return shredded chicken to cooking liquid.

  3. To serve, use a slotted spoon to transfer the chicken mixture to shallow bowls. Add a big spoonful of cooked white rice to each bowl. Spoon broth around rice and chicken and serve, if desired, with pineapple wedges, lime wedges, sliced green onions, and Mexican crema.


Other serving suggestions: For Mango-Chicken Tinga, add it to huevos rancheros. Use it as a filling for burritos, enchiladas, empanadas, or tortas. Serve the tinga on warmed corn or small flour tortillas for tacos. Serve it on crisp corn tortillas for tostadas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
4g Fat
42g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 789mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 33.1mg 166%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 477mg 10%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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