Chicken Taco Seasoning
This homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning is easy to make using pantry staples. It’s a gluten free and healthier alternative to store-bought seasoning packets and can be used on ground chicken, chicken breasts, or chicken thighs!
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What Makes This Chicken Taco Seasoning Recipe Great
A lot of store-bought taco seasonings contain additives, sugar and even gluten. As someone with Celiac disease, I need to pay close attention to my labels. I love making my own seasoning mixes at home to ensure they don’t have any unwanted ingredients. This homemade chicken taco seasoning is absolutely delicious and only takes 5 minutes to make! You can use it as a seasoning for chicken tacos, as a Mexican chicken rub, in keto fajitas, or for crock pot shredded chicken.
- Takes 5 minutes to make
- Lasts for up to 6 months
- The best chicken taco seasoning
- Tastes like authentic taco seasoning
- Versatile – Can also be used as ground beef seasoning & carnitas seasoning
- Simple to make using pantry staples
- Cheaper than store-bought
Ingredients for Chicken Taco Seasoning
This chicken taco homemade seasoning uses a few simple spices and tastes exactly like the Old El Paso Taco seasoning without all of the junk!
Salt: lower the amount to 1.5 tsp for a low sodium taco seasoning!
Chili Powder: Sometimes this can be spicy. Use a little less for less heat, if preferred.
Paprika: Use smoked paprika for more of a smoky flavor.
Cayenne: Omit for a more mild taco seasoning
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix.
- Transfer to a jar or container with a tight lid and save for up to 6 months.
- Use 2 tbsp of chicken taco seasoning as needed for every 1 lb of chicken or meat.
How To Use Chicken Taco Seasoning
There are endless ways to use this seasoning mix! Use 2 tbsp for every one lb of meat. It is delicious in ground chicken tacos, shredded chicken tacos, enchiladas, and on chicken breasts for fajitas. I also like to use it in a quick chicken chili. You can also make a quick high-protein taco dip using 1.5 cups plain Greek yogurt mixed with 2 tbsp of seasoning.
How to make ground chicken taco meat: Simply brown 1 lb of ground chicken with 1 tbsp olive oil. Cook for 5-7 minutes while breaking up with a wooden spoon. Add in 2 tbsp of the chicken taco seasoning and stir until fragrant. Add 1/3 cup of water and bring to a boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Serve in your favorite taco shells!
While this works great as a Mexican seasoning for chicken, it also works well as a taco seasoning for ground turkey, beef and pork.
Corn Starch, Chili Pepper, Maltodextrin, Salt, Spice, Onion Powder. Contains 2% or less of: Vegetable Oil (high oleic canola and/or soybean oil), Silicon Dioxide (anticaking agent), Natural Flavor, Modified Corn Starch. This is why I choose to make my own taco seasoning at home!
The best place is in an air-tight container in a dark, cool place like your pantry. This will ensure it lasts the full 6 months! I love these jars for storing spices and sauces.
Some are – but some are not. Always be sure to check your labels!
To be safe, I try to use the Badia brand, Morton & Bassett brand, and Simply Organic.
Chicken Taco Seasoning
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 3 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp cayenne
- glass jar
- Combine all of the spices together in a bowl and mix to combine.
- Transfer to a jar with a lid and store for up to 6 months!
- Use 2 tbsp chicken taco seasoning per 1 lb of chicken as needed.