Yes, you CAN make Freezer Meal Chicken Tinga so that these tacos are available to you at your beck and call.
This chicken is some of the BEST for tacos – it’s saucy, just the right amount of spicy, and doesn’t need a ton to go with it to complete the taco – maybe just a little cilantro, lime, and avocado. We often use this chicken tinga for other recipes, too, like rice bowls or other goes-with-anything types of meal prep.
It’s a workhorse. I love this recipe.
How To Make Freezer Meal Chicken Tinga
Okay, first, you need to blend everything for your sauce. This takes about five seconds. Pour your sauce over your chicken and freeze it up! Done.
When you’re ready for fresh chicken tinga tacos straight out the freezer, just grab your frozen stuff, pop it in the Instant Pot, and wait for the magic.
Sometimes I let it simmer for a minute to get nice and saucy… and sometimes I just dive into it because TACOS.
This is one of our favorite freezer meals to prep in advance! Prepare to have your taco horizons expanded greatly.
This Freezer Meal Chicken Tinga is THE BEST! Just mix it all together in a bag, freezer, and you’ve got saucy, spicy, real food perfection.
BLEND INTO SAUCE:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- half of an onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 individual chipotles in adobo sauce
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 14-ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
INSTANT POT: From frozen, 12-15 minutes on high pressure + 10 minutes natural release.
SLOW COOKER: From thawed, 4 hours on high.
FINAL STEP: Serve as tacos, or on a salad, or in a rice bowl, or in enchiladas…. limitless possibilities!
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Pressure Cook
- Cuisine: Mexican
View original recipe here.
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