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This Slow Cooker Tinga de Pollo Recipe Will Solve Your Weeknight Dinner Struggles

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With weekdays comes a crazy, busy schedules. From taking the kids to school to helping them with homework, it’s just so hard to find time to prepare dinner for the family — let alone a healthy one. Enter this Slow Cooker Tinga de Pollo recipe: the solution to your weeknight worries.

Not only is it filled with both protein and vegetables that offer a nutritious and mouth-watering taste, but it’s also a really simple dinner recipe! Just prep some soy chorizo then toss a few key ingredients, such as tomatoes and onions, into a slow cooker and your meal awaits when you arrive home. This classic Mexican dish makes for an easy dinner the whole family will love.

Tinga De Pollo recipe ingredients
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Slow Cooker Tinga de Pollo

recipe adapted from Ana Garcia of La Villa Bonita

Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces soy chorizo, crumbled
  • 4 large garlic cloves, diced
  • 3 pounds tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 pound white onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped + more for garnish
  • 1 whole chipotle chili
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken, shredded (tip: rotisserie chicken works if you’re short on time)
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 avocados, sliced

Directions

  1. Cook the soy chorizo over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the meat is brown.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. In a slow cooker, add the tomatoes, onions, parsley, chili, adobo sauce, chicken, cooked chorizo, and broth. Cook on high for 3 hours, while occasionally stirring.

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  4. Serve over tortillas and top with avocado slices and a dash of parsley. Enjoy!
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This recipe helps kids be their best and gets a Disney Check for meeting Disney Nutrition Guidelines. To learn more, visit DisneyCheck.com. Click here for more Disney Check recipes. 

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