Chicken Tinga Taco Bowls

// Chicken Tinga Taco Bowls made and served in the glass Anyday dish, featuring shredded chicken in a spicy tomato sauce, served with rice, beans, and fresh toppings.

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

6-7 mins

Free Time

to freeze leftover chipotles in Anytime Trays

Looking for a quick and easy meal prep recipe that you can enjoy all week long? Look no further than these Chicken Tinga Taco Bowls! Made with fragrant sauce that's whipped up quickly in the microwave, then tossed with shredded chicken, these bowls are perfect for a fun and flavorful meal. Plus, they're super versatile — enjoy leftovers in quesadillas, on top of nachos, and more for a delicious lunch or dinner that's sure to satisfy.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish

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Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Medium Deep Dish


  • ¼ cup (30g) diced white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup (7 ounces) fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoon ground coriander
  • teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups (200g) shredded chicken
  • 1 cup (120g) cooked white or brown rice, for serving
  • Chopped cilantro, sour cream, salsa, and refried beans for serving (optional)


  1. Place the onion, garlic, fire-roasted tomatoes, chipotle peppers, and seasoning in the Anyday dish and stir to combine.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbling and the veggies are tender.
  3. Add the shredded chicken and mix until well-coated. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, or until warmed through.
  4. Serve with warm rice and garnish with chopped cilantro, salsa, sour cream, and refried beans if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Have leftover chipotle peppers? Use Anytime Trays to freeze and save for later.
  • Top the bowl with crumbled cotija cheese, shredded cabbage, and fresh lime juice and enjoy as is or with tortillas on the side

Recipe notes

  • Use brown rice, quinoa, or riced cauliflower for a low-carb substitute.
  • If available, use a hand or stand mixer to easily shred the chicken.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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