Chicken Tinga Recipe- Spicy Mexican-Style Stewed Chicken in Chipotle Sauce

  • Published on Sep 13, 2017
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Comments • 754

  • Taylor hutton-potts

    Pretty sure this guys voice is on “pulse mode” as well has his blender.

  • Ms K Jones
    Ms K Jones 5 days ago

    My son took us to the movies, but we stopped at a local Mexican place and my food came in an edible bowl but I never got to get to the bowl because he had prepaid for AVENGERS..... I'm still sore over not getting to eat that bowl! 😖

    • Ms K Jones
      Ms K Jones 2 days ago

      @Ann Julee Wow, thank you for the very nice reply.

    • Ann Julee
      Ann Julee 2 days ago +1

      Well, Ms. K...I say you give your son that motherly look (I’m sure he’s quite familiar with), and tell him what you just shared with us! :)
      And on a hunch here, I think he’d love the opportunity to treat his beloved mother again (even though you wouldn’t have the heart to tell him about his previous treat fail)...and I also think you’d probably like observing your own son in training for his future female sensitive missions, most necessary for the least hope of any male survival among much as he’d love and appreciate learning about women from the very first woman in his life :)
      Good luck...and keep me posted if you get the chance! :)

  • Ms K Jones
    Ms K Jones 5 days ago

    My thighs are never cool enough to handle 🚬

  • Blue Victory
    Blue Victory 6 days ago

    1:55 "unless the money is right."😂

  • Ari
    Ari 7 days ago +1

    As someone who is new to cooking, can someone please explain why spices like garlic an onion are used whole?

    • Ari
      Ari 6 days ago

      @metaLungiez thank you

    • metaLungiez
      metaLungiez 6 days ago

      They get used whole in stocks because the flavors get boiled out of them.

  • happy lindsay
    happy lindsay 8 days ago

    Chicken Tinga Bada Bada Binga!!!

  • KazakhToon
    KazakhToon 9 days ago

    I prefer chicken tarka. It's like a chicken tikka but it's a little 'otter.

  • Uchiha Obito
    Uchiha Obito 17 days ago

    CUSTOM GROW 420!!!! Oh shit wrong channel...

  • Plasma Jack
    Plasma Jack 19 days ago

    I suggest using hatch new Mexico chili..makes a huge difference

  • AZCobraman
    AZCobraman Month ago +1

    Made it this morning and damn, this stuff is good...and hot!

    • Lynn Wilhoite
      Lynn Wilhoite Month ago +1

      Thanks for your info. I may make it with just one pepper and the liquid from the can.

    • AZCobraman
      AZCobraman Month ago

      It's pretty subjective, for instance I like spicy but won't gobble up a raw habanero. I'd say if you 'can't eat very spicy food' this one isn't for you.

    • Lynn Wilhoite
      Lynn Wilhoite Month ago

      Was it really spicy? I cannot eat very spicy food.

  • Houndstooth
    Houndstooth Month ago

    I just blister some tomatoes and sauté an onion on the stove, chop chipotlés then throw all that stuff into a crockpot including a couple cups o' water & chicken and set it for 4 hours (stirring here & there). Never fails, if you're afraid of chicken fat just use breasts. And yes, this is the lazy-ass way 😎

  • Grape TomatoGirl
    Grape TomatoGirl Month ago

    *Blanche Devereaux* to *Chef John* :
    Sir, I’ve been told my thighs are nevah cool enough to handle.
    (Winks and slowly walks away)
    (Please tell me I’m not the only one who thought this would have been Blanches response to his instructions.)

  • Mama Of 2
    Mama Of 2 Month ago

    So I’m a lunatic because I don’t eat chicken thighs?🤔🤔

  • Hano H
    Hano H Month ago

    I dont have that canned paper where i live. Anything i can put instead?

  • The Replay
    The Replay 2 months ago

    Wait, now I'm curious, why can't you poach chicken breasts as long? haha

    Awesome video Chef. Thanks for the recipe once again!

  • Stefan Lundin
    Stefan Lundin 2 months ago

    Are you single by any chance ???
    Ciz you speak like a robot

  • pretty money
    pretty money 2 months ago

    My thighs are cool enough to handle 😎

  • Lauren F
    Lauren F 2 months ago

    you know when you drive with someone and they are constantly putting their foot on the gas and then the brake and the car is left making a constant subtle jerking back-and-forth motion throughout the whole trip... I feel like that is what's happening to me while listening to this guys voice throughout this whole video. Had to mute it.

  • serenitytc80
    serenitytc80 2 months ago

    This Mexican approves 👍🏽👍🏽

  • Richie P
    Richie P 2 months ago

    You are, after all, the lead singa of your chicken tinga.

  • Rimadim dim
    Rimadim dim 2 months ago +2

    It's all blended and boiled except for the chicken (which is not blended) and onion (which is fried)
    Logically could you not just blend the other ingredients...
    saute the onions for five mins..add the blended ingredients...reduce..add chicken and poach?

  • Fell’s Point
    Fell’s Point 2 months ago

    Assclown, I love you.....

  • Keith Peters
    Keith Peters 2 months ago

    You're accenting the wrong syllable of almost EVERY word.

  • Stephen Chapman
    Stephen Chapman 3 months ago +1

    Finally made this, was fucking amazing. Put it on tacos with some guacamole, pineapple, onions and cilantro. Next day, used leftovers to make a chipotle style burrito bowl with peppers, onions, rice, beans and corn. Could easily stretch this into 4 days of food for pretty cheap too.

  • Michael Donahue
    Michael Donahue 3 months ago

    "or what the wildlings might call a Taco Salad..." lol we prefer the term Free Folk

  • Olyv Oyl
    Olyv Oyl 3 months ago

    Your sing-song voice is really annoying.

  • A Marie
    A Marie 3 months ago

    Where hVe you been my whole life?! I wish I couldve had the opportunity to be one of your students. Next best being a subscriber. Youre the designer of your desire. Damnit...sounded better in my head. Lol

  • WW Suwannee
    WW Suwannee 3 months ago

    Add chicken stock that I have transferred into a carton to make it easier to pour...….lmao

  • Baby Bibi
    Baby Bibi 3 months ago


  • Julie
    Julie 3 months ago +1

    I’m Mexican and I approve this message

  • Milecia L
    Milecia L 4 months ago

    Well I guess I'm one of those "lunatics." I'm fresh out of thighs.

  • holaCarolina
    holaCarolina 4 months ago

    Hey! I never noticed that you used chiles Morena. I like them too. =) But chipotle is not jalapeño.

  • D H
    D H 4 months ago

    I make it with shredded beef, for tostadas

  • Jeremy Davalos
    Jeremy Davalos 5 months ago

    Did anyone see what looked like a chicken foot in the final product?

  • zahra Farro
    zahra Farro 5 months ago

    I loved it! Thank you so very very much! :) Your channel is the best. Thank you

  • Keith Doran
    Keith Doran 5 months ago

    Hahahah the sarcasm is so real in the beginning

  • princess étoile
    princess étoile 5 months ago

    My favourite chef ever 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • David Cervantes
    David Cervantes 5 months ago +1

    Your voice is irritating smh

    • Joe Hart
      Joe Hart 5 months ago +1

      Yeah right. That up and down lilt grates on you after a while. Imagine someone talking like that normally all the time.

  • Sark
    Sark 5 months ago

    That sauce is creaming for some side rice

  • Peppe .J
    Peppe .J 5 months ago +1

    Why do you need to talk like that,, super silly.

  • 4blankets
    4blankets 5 months ago

    Why do you avoid the pulse button on the blender?

  • Clay Chandler
    Clay Chandler 5 months ago

    this guy goes way too fast you need a tape recorder to listen to what he's saying so you can rewind it and listen to it in slow motion he doesn't get into that much detail the truly going to help you you got to keep hitting your phone stop and go stop and go

  • Jason Martin
    Jason Martin 5 months ago

    Great recipe and super easy!!!!

  • madmex123
    madmex123 5 months ago

    The sauce to chicken ratio was very high. Tinga is not supposed to be saucy. You also forgot to add oregano and onions; lots and lots of onions.

  • It’s MeT
    It’s MeT 5 months ago

    You are one funny chef! Fun to have in the kitchen not yelling at you. 🥰😘

  • Colleen H
    Colleen H 5 months ago

    i love you Food Wishes.

  • Colleen H
    Colleen H 5 months ago +1

    you are right Food Wishes. I am the boss of gicing my guests the tinga for the bazingas.

  • Colleen H
    Colleen H 5 months ago +1

    i love chicjen tinga. i love to poach chicken thighs. boneless skinless variety. that onion - cut in HALF is all i need. hank you Food Wishes. I went and poured un that chicken sytock. i cranked my heat. i did it. the delicious and savory flavor. is tirred it - for YOU.

  • Rafael Badillo Barrón
    Rafael Badillo Barrón 5 months ago

    From a mexican fan, if you put some more not diced but cut like in half rings of onion, diced carrots and some cabbage it's way better, well that's how my mom used to do it, love from México!!!

  • Lalit Khanchandani
    Lalit Khanchandani 6 months ago

    Your voice is sooo annoying

  • Daniel Preciado
    Daniel Preciado 6 months ago

    Add oj. And juice from jalepenos in a can

  • Talal Ahmed Qureshi
    Talal Ahmed Qureshi 6 months ago

    "You guys are the bosses of your sauces", could have rhymed.

  • oldskool bray
    oldskool bray 6 months ago

    Your voice is so irritating

  • aw
    aw 6 months ago

    "one of these lunatics that doesn't like chicken thighs" hahaha agreed.

  • Chris Hansen
    Chris Hansen 7 months ago


  • Christian Marx
    Christian Marx 7 months ago

    Great recipes and great way of presentation, but the rhythm you're talking really finishes me. Hard to watch a video till the end.

  • Psycho Gaming
    Psycho Gaming 7 months ago

    Or I can have that with pasta or rice... Or just grab a spoon and dig in...

  • Toophless One
    Toophless One 7 months ago

    This works well with pork too. I would have never thought of "transferring the chicken broth to a cardboard box to make handling easier". I'm going to have to try that! Grate idea!

  • Shawn Mueller
    Shawn Mueller 7 months ago

    'Homemade chicken stock...' ... priceless!!

  • Zone07
    Zone07 7 months ago

    The way he talks gets annoying pretty quick. Seems to be getting worst each time.

  • Yulma Rodriguez
    Yulma Rodriguez 7 months ago

    My mom couldn’t stand your voice but great recipe bro!

  • Fred Fable
    Fred Fable 7 months ago

    BULL SHIT! This is not Tinga...must have REPOLLO! (Cabbage or coleslaw)

  • Michael Billington
    Michael Billington 7 months ago

    It's great for tacos but I actually serve mine over rice... makes a very interesting plate for dinner guests...

  • Dennis Hunt
    Dennis Hunt 7 months ago

    I don't know where I can source some of the Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in Australia. Could you please put a picture of the can or jar so I can see the brand please.

  • TheYoyozo
    TheYoyozo 7 months ago

    I made this and it is very good. The reality though is that you could use battery acid to poach the thighs and it wouldn’t matter since chipotle chilies in adobo sauce absolutely crushes whatever else gets thrown in the pot. So relax, enjoy and don’t worry about screwing up this recipe.

  • Pam Potla
    Pam Potla 8 months ago

    Hello chef John, thank you for all your recepies. With just few ingredients you can prepare a wonderful meal. Love them all. I have a request to ask, in this recepie what can I use in place of wine.
    Greatly appreciate you’re advice sir...🙏🏼

  • peace4102
    peace4102 8 months ago

    Your personality is great!....I love all your rap references!! 99 problems

  • sharishaBIGBROWNEYES mccoy

    I can't help but laugh 😂😂 your voice 😂😂😂😂😂😂 thanks for sharing this video!

  • sharishaBIGBROWNEYES mccoy

    Omg! I JUST ordered this@ a spot by my house! It was 🔥🔥🔥

  • Beatrice Moscozo
    Beatrice Moscozo 8 months ago

    Omggggggg im making it and its already so good i swear my baby daddy gon love me

  • Beatrice Moscozo
    Beatrice Moscozo 8 months ago

    I like the way u talk lol

  • Måns Sundin
    Måns Sundin 8 months ago

    Where is he from

  • rc121crx
    rc121crx 8 months ago +1

    Pinch or a punch ?

  • Essie S
    Essie S 8 months ago +1

    My Mexican friend used to make the most amazing Tinga! Stealing this recipe thanks guy!

  • Fil Am
    Fil Am 8 months ago

    Umm...yum. I'm definitely going to try this...with chicken first, but I think pork would work great too.

  • Selma
    Selma 8 months ago +1

    Yaaassss more low carb 😍😍😍

  • Mel Moultrie
    Mel Moultrie 9 months ago +1

    This seems like one of those dishes that gets better the older it gets mmm

  • John Cannibal
    John Cannibal 9 months ago

    The inflection in his voice is so bizarre and unnerving and makes these videos so hard to watch.

  • 101 Life
    101 Life 9 months ago +1

    Chef John, when did you become Chinese, speaking too fast that I missed some of your words!!!! Slow down a little please! !!

  • Marina S
    Marina S 9 months ago

    Love the videos, but the narrating voice is driving me nuts!

  • FanfareT.Loudest
    FanfareT.Loudest 9 months ago +1

    This looks great! I might make it myself this week (though I will reduce the chipotle peppers maybe mix them with peppers that have some sort of homemade sweetness I would add to them because my family doesn't like stuff that's too spicy!).

  • Satish
    Satish 10 months ago +4

    @ 6:38 "But if you are one of these lunatics that dont like chicken thighs, this exact same recipe will work with chicken breasts." Well said, really well said.

  • SpinCycle
    SpinCycle 10 months ago

    You are the kinga of your tinga.

  • J Williams
    J Williams 10 months ago

    You rock Chef John!

  • darrin bell
    darrin bell 10 months ago

    Made it last night,,,, so good

  • CB
    CB 10 months ago +1

    Hi Chef John! I just made this recipe after searching your channel for chicken recipes. Instead of just thighs, I used a whole chicken and skipped the blending step since my crushed tomatoes and chipotle sauce were conveniently already smooth. I also added a beef cube instead of chicken because I didn't have any on hand but I still wanted that extra savoury flavour. My family loves it! We even have leftovers to enjoy for tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe~

  • aaron call
    aaron call 10 months ago

    Love it. I add some bacon and just do the whole thing in a slow cooker.

  • Charles Manning
    Charles Manning 10 months ago

    I just watched your video for Spaghetti Squash, was wondering if you thought about revisiting that recipe? And do you think that this recipe would make a good topping for spaghetti squash?

  • christopher reynoso
    christopher reynoso 10 months ago

    Love u

  • Essy Cast
    Essy Cast 10 months ago

    That can of chipotle chiles are from the Morena. So good. Sorry Chef John, had to give a shout out to the Morena. 😁 they make the best Chile chipotles and Jalapeños too.

  • Katie Hess
    Katie Hess 10 months ago

    Ugh your affect during narration is really bothersome. I couldn’t finish watching.

  • Akash Tarafder
    Akash Tarafder 10 months ago

    As an Indian, this does not impress me.

  • felix lopez
    felix lopez 11 months ago

    Tht is n0t h0w u make it.. I dnt kn0 wat u cal tht

  • pete sampson
    pete sampson 11 months ago

    If you really want to kick it into high gear you begin by dousing your chicken with chili pepper and grilling or broiling it first.

  • Justine Janisse
    Justine Janisse 11 months ago

    Wow, just wow

  • Bogdan Mircia
    Bogdan Mircia 11 months ago

    I really had to soldier through the hole clip, because the way you talk... it's the same intonation all the way through, always freakishly small sentences, nauseating...

  • Anolin
    Anolin 11 months ago

    How come no one comments on the annoying way he speaks. It's almost every sentence he says is a rhetorical question... but it's not. Driving me nuts. Makes the video unwatchable.

  • Jen McDonald
    Jen McDonald Year ago

    You are awesomely witty and extremely pleasant to listen to. Making this tonight. Thanks!

  • LuNa4Death
    LuNa4Death Year ago

    Made this tonight for a very informal dinner party and everyone loved it! We had it as tacos with cheesy black beans and lime cilantro rice. so super good. thank you so so much for always having delicious recipes!

  • floot
    floot Year ago

    I yearn for Chef John to do a product endorsement on the 'ridiculously small wooden spoon' and its versatility.... :)