ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Chicken Tinga Taquitos Recipe

Updated on June 24, 2010

Do you ever find yourself with leftover sweet potatoes in the fridge? Well, you may find it a bit of a stretch to build a whole meal originating on the backs of a couple of tubers, but when this happens to me – I always think...CHICKEN TINGA TAQUITOS!

A tinga is a make ahead mixture of some form of meat, typically some chorizo sausage, often a little potato and some other veg and seasoning – basically, I like to think of it as a clean out the fridge kind of meal! It is often served as a topping on crisp tostatdas, but I like it best rolled into corn tortillas and fried until crisped.

As follows is how I typically make chicken tinga, but really, take this recipe as a loose guide and use what you have to make your own creation – it will taste great!

Chicken Tinga Taquitos (makes enough to feed about 8 people)

  • ½ pound Mexican chorizo sausage meat, removed from the casing
  • ½ pound of chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 green pepper (or better, 1 poblano pepper), chopped finely
  • 4 or 5 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • A couple of large cooked sweet potatoes (skin removed)
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbls dried chili powder (any dried chili will work fine here, but use the smaller amount first and taste before adding the whole amount)
  • A generous few twists of freshly cracked black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Lots of corn tortillas for frying up
  • A little vegetable oil for sautéing


  1. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium, and when hot add in the vegetable oil and the onions. Sautee the onions until they have slightly softened, about 3 or 4 minutes and then add in the green peppers and continue to sautee, stirring occasionally, until they have slightly softened as well, another 3 minutes or so.
  2. Add in the garlic and stir it in the onions and oil for about 1 minute, and then add in the sausage, and stir it around until it is just starting to brown, another 2 minutes or so.
  3. At this point you can add in the tomato, the chicken, the cream and the sweet potato.
  4. Let this mixture some to a simmer and smoosh it all together to break up the tomatoes and the sweet potato. Let it cook gently for 10 minutes or so, or until it is thickened. When it has thickened enough so that you can imagine it won’t pour out of an open ended taquito, it is ready for seasoning.
  5. Add the black pepper and the chili pepper and then season with salt to taste.

Now – you have a tinga!

To make the taquitos:

  1. Spread about 3 Tbls of the tinga down the center of a corn tortilla and then roll it up.
  2. Heat about ¼ cup of vegetable oil in a clean frying pan for shallow frying, and when medium hot, add in the taquitos. You don’t need to use toothpicks or anything to hold these together as long as you have some kitchen tongs. Just use the tongs to hold the rolled up side together for a few seconds as you hold it in the oil. After the side in the hot oil crisps a bit, the taquito will hold it’s rolled up shape by itself.
  3. Shallow fry the taquitos on all sides until the whole thing is crispy and golden browned – this will only take about a minute, and with practice you can do multiple taquitos at once.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)