Skip the storebought and whip up this easy homemade chicken taco seasoning. This is an easy recipe you can put together in 5 minutes.
Your taco nights just got better with this flavorful taco seasoning for chicken. It is made with simple herbs and spices that you likely already have in your pantry. It is flavorful and delicious, let me show you how to make the best from your kitchen.
The best easy chicken taco seasoning recipe
This recipe is not to knock out the OGs (Old El Paso) storebought chicken taco seasoning but hey, once you learn to make your own you will never look back. Not only is making your own seasoning mix healthier but the flavor is fresh and out-of-this-world delicious.
Why you will love this recipe
Customizable: with homemade taco seasoning for chicken, you can adjust the herbs and spices to your liking, and you can switch things up or dial it back. Make it spicy or mild, the ball is in your court. That said, your homemade seasoning is the best seasoning because it is made to your liking.
Versatile: this spice blend is for ground chicken alone, it is an all-rounder and can be used on just about anything you fancy.
Fresh and flavorful: making a fresh batch to use in 1-4 dishes ensures that your meal is fresh and flavorful at all times
Economical: you don't need to buy an overpriced branded seasoning mix when you already have all the ingredients to make your own seasoning in your pantry. Save those coins! trust me, you would make something better than the storebought once you master the act.
No additives: Storebought spice blends often contain additives and preservatives. By making yours at home, you are in control and you know what exactly goes into your spice mix.
Salt-free, sugar-free and gluten-free: this taco seasoning for chicken is salt-free and gluten-free, perfect for you if you are on a specific diet.
What you will need
To make your DIY chicken taco seasoning you will need the following ingredients
Smoked paprika: you can substitute with sweet paprika or use a combination of the two.
Oregano: if you are probably wondering if oregano goes with chicken, the answer is yes. Oregano is one of the popular herbs used in cooking chicken and it enhances the natural flavor of the meat. If you are not a fan of this herb, you can omit it and use your favorite herbs of choice.
Garlic granules: substitute with garlic granules
Onion granules: substitute with onion granules
Chili flakes: substitute with cayenne pepper, be sure to adjust it according to preference
How to make chicken taco seasoning
This chicken taco seasoning couldn't be easier to make! Simply combine oregano, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic granules, onion granules cumin, and chili flakes to a small bowl or an airtight jar and mix them together.
How to use
This seasoning is versatile and can be used on any cut of chicken. It can be used as a dry rub or a marinade. It is my go-to seasoning for ground chicken for tacos, burritos, and fajitas. This seasoning mix is perfect for seasoning rice and soups too.
Use 1 tablespoon of chicken taco seasoning for every 1 lb of ground chicken, chicken wings, breast, thighs, and the like. Dont forget to add salt and black pepper to taste.
This recipe makes about 5 tablespoons of seasoning mix. Store your homemade seasoning in an airtight container in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight fro up 6 months.
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Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 1 ½ Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
- ½ Tablespoon Oregano
- ½ Tablespoon garlic granules
- ½ Tablespoon onion granules
- 1 teaspoon Chili flakes
- Simply combine oregano, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic granules, onion granules cumin, and chili flakes in a small bowl or an airtight jar and mix them together.
This seasoning is versatile and can be used on any cut of chicken. It can be used as a dry rub or a marinade. It is my go-to seasoning for ground chicken for tacos, burritos, and fajitas. This seasoning mix is perfect for seasoning rice and soups too. Use 1 tablespoon of chicken taco seasoning for every 1 lb of ground chicken, chicken wings, breast, thighs, and the like. Dont forget to add salt and black pepper to taste.
And there you have it, a simple and delicious homemade seasoning recipe you can make at home in 5 minutes. As always, if you made this recipe, I would love to hear from you! Kindly rate the recipe 5 star and leave me feedback in the comment section below. Tag me @cheapchickenrecipes on Instagram and save it away to your Pinterest or make it on Tiktok. Please subscribe to the blog if you haven’t for free new recipes in your inbox every week.