Inspired by chicken tinga, the tangy, spiced tomato-based sauce is the star of this crowd-pleasing recipe, giving rotisserie chicken a (really good) reason to shine. Make a double batch of the smoky sauce, then use it for enchiladas or to drizzle over your morning eggs.
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- 4 serving(s)
- Total Time:
- 40 mins
jalapeños, 1 thinly sliced and 2 seeded and finely chopped, divided
- 3 tbsp.
fresh lime juice, divided
Kosher salt and pepper
- 1/4 tsp.
plus a pinch of sugar
- 1 tbsp.
small Vidalia onion (about 4 ounces), chopped
cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp.
- 2 tsp.
- 1 tsp.
- 1 tsp.
8-ounce can tomato sauce
- 3 c.
shredded rotisserie chicken
corn tostadas, warmed
- 1/2 c.
crumbled cotija cheese
- Step 1In small bowl, combine sliced jalapeño, 1 Tbsp lime juice, and a pinch each of salt and sugar.
- Step 2Heat oil in medium saucepan on medium. Add onion and half of chopped jalapeño and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and slightly golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
- Step 3Stir in tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and oregano and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
- Step 4Add tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, and 1/4 teaspooon each sugar, salt, and pepper and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Step 5Remove from heat, transfer to blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to large bowl and toss with chicken.
- Step 6Meanwhile, in second small bowl, lightly mash avocados, remaining chopped jalapeño and 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread on tostadas, top with chicken and sprinkle with cotija and pickled jalapeño.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 566 calories, 43 g fat (11 g saturated), 67 mg cholesterol, 1,231 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrates, 11 g fiber, 7 g sugar (0.5 g added sugar), 25 g protein
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