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Chicken Tinga Loaded Baked Potato

A robust Chicken Tinga is combined with a baked potato for a Chicken Tinga Loaded Baked Potato extravaganza.  Treat yourself with this explosion of flavor in our fusion classic where Mexico meets the American loaded baked potato.

A baked potato loaded with Chicken Tinga

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This Chicken Tinga recipe is part of a kinda authentic but easy Chicken Tinga series. The recipe is incredibly easy and perfect for busy families.  You just make a big batch of this two-ingredient taco meat and use all week.  What you do with the Chicken Tinga the rest of the week is up to you.  I have made tacos, burritos, Chicken Tinga Salad and Loaded Chicken Tinga Street Fries.

Chicken Tinga is known as Tinga de Pollo in Puebla, Mexico.  It is a taco and tostada filling made with shredded chicken, smoked jalapeños, adobo sauce and onions.  Often it is garnished with available ingredients such as crumbly fresh cheese, green onions, avocado, juice from fresh limes, cilantro and anything else you can imagine.

Today we are merging an American classic with a Mexican classic.  Diplomacy through good food.

For tips on how to bake a potato, check out this article.

Chopped chicken taco meat.

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  • -Paul Prudhomme
Cilantro
A baked potato loaded with Chicken Tinga.

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A baked potato loaded with Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga Loaded Baked Potato

Yield: 1 potato per person
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

A robust Chicken Tinga is combined with a baked potato for a Chicken Tinga Loaded Baked Potato extravaganza.  Treat yourself with this explosion of flavor in our fusion classic where Mexico meets the American loaded baked potato.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium russet potato or 2 small red potatoes per person
  • oil
  • 1 Tbs butter per person
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Chicken Tinga Recipe

OPTIONAL GARNISHES

  • avocado or guacamole
  • sour cream
  • cheddar or cotija cheese
  • green onions, sliced
  • cilantro
  • fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Rub oil on potatoes and prick holes with a fork or knife.
  2. Cook potatoes in microwave until fork tender, about 8 minutes on high.  You may also bake these in the oven at 375F for 45 minutes or so.
  3. Cut potatoes in quarters lengthwise, spread butter on hot potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Add about 1/2 cup Chicken Tinga per potato and garnish as desired.

Notes

This is a very versatile recipe.  Have fun and experiment with your own toppings.  Cheddar and bacon would be sublime, don't ya think?  How about scallions and ranch dressing?

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 Potato
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 711Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 565mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 13gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

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Hannah

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Great idea! It just makes the meal a little different. I made the loaded baked potatoes with refried beans, cilantro, guacamole, cheese, and the chicken tinga. It was delicious!

Tina

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I'm glad you liked it! We are having a taco bar for Valentine's Day and I'm making chicken Tinga for it. It's so easy:)

Donna

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Ooh I love a good baked potato, and this fun topping just kicks it up enough to make it a great twist for the whole family.

Marisa Franca

Monday 22nd of October 2018

This is exactly the type of dish Hubby and I enjoy. We love our potatoes and chicken is always a favorite. Combine the two in a spicy dish and we will be in heaven. This would make such a great lunch for us!! Pinning the recipe.

Tina

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Thanks Marisa! We love it too. Enjoy and may your hectic weeknights be easier with this:)

Stef

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Loaded potatoes are such an easy dinner option that we always forget about. I love your chicken tinga version. What a fun twist on the typical toppings! I can't wait to try it!

Carmy

Sunday 21st of October 2018

I need like 6 of these baked potatoes right about now! I will never say no to chicken tinga and never say no to a potato so this is a great combination! Your photos are mouthwatering!

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