January 11, 2023| By

Chicken Taco Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes
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This chicken taco seasoning is a It has a perfect blend of spices - chili powder, cayenne pepper, ground coriander, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, and red pepper flakes for a fiesta of flavor!

This seasoning blend is makes the best chicken tacos and is also perfect for taco salads, nachos, turkey tacos - the options are endless. Store this homemade taco seasoning mix in a mason jar for the best night of the week - taco night!

For more homemade seasonings, try my pot roast seasoning too!

chicken taco seasoning in a mason jar with a spoon.

I love a good homemade spice blend. It eliminates the need to go to the store for pre-made blends with artificial flavors and allows me to control the amount of each ingredient so that I can make each flavor stand out!

This chicken taco seasoning is a zesty blend of authentic Mexican seasonings to really turn ordinary chicken tacos into the most delicious family-friendly tacos ever.

Best part, all of the ingredients are probably already in your spice cabinet. So, no need to head to the store to make this easy spice mix. This blend is my favorite way to add flavor to any chicken recipe and is ideal for taco meat.

Why You'll Love this Recipe

  • Make the seasoning to fit your taste! One of my favorite things about making my own homemade seasoning mixes is that I can control the flavor. If you want a spicier mix, add more cayenne pepper. If you want more smoky flavor, add more smoked paprika. You can do whatever you like!
  • It's cheaper than store bought! By making your own DIY taco seasoning, you're saving money as opposed to buying premade mixes.
  • No need for store-bought packets with additives and fillers - you'll have great-tasting seasoning without a bunch of ingredients that you can't pronounce.
  • Multi-use! You can use this spice blend for more than just chicken tacos! Use this taco seasoning with Mexican Spaghetti, Shredded Beef Tacos, Shrimp Fajitas, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and even Shrimp Tacos!

Ingredients

ingredients to make chicken taco seasoning - ground coriander, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, oregano, chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Ground Coriander
  • Oregano
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Ground Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper

Tips

  • Thicken it up! Add a bit of cornstarch to this seasoning mix if you'd like to thicken up the sauce in the pan. About 1 tbsp should do the job.
  • This recipe makes about 10 tablespoons of taco seasoning which is the equivalent of three packets of store bought taco seasoning. Use about 2 tablespoons of seasoning pound of chicken. You can use ground chicken, boneless skinless chicken breasts, or even boneless skinless chicken thighs.
  • To enhance the flavor of this seasoning, add a little tomato sauce or ro-tel to the pan when cooking the meat. Taco seasoning typically has tomato powder in it so adding about a ½ cup of tomato sauce really gives it a beautiful authentic flavor.

How to make Chicken Taco Seasoning

Chicken taco seasoning can be made in just 2 easy steps! Perfect for busy weeknights!

  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the seasonings and mix together.
  2. Add to an airtight container and cover with a lid until you're ready to use.

How to Use Taco Seasoning

This taco mix can be used in a multitude of dishes. Some of my favorite recipes to use this mix are black beans, refried beans, nachos, cheese quesadillas, even queso dip!

When you're ready to begin cooking, season the meat with the taco mix and add it to the pan. Sauté chicken in a large skillet until cooked thoroughly and add to taco shells or flour or corn tortillas. Use your favorite fresh toppings like lime juice, chopped lettuce, and a little cotija cheese, just to name a few! Then enjoy the most delicious chicken tacos ever!

tacos spread out on a serving tray

Storage

Store this chicken taco seasoning in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to 6-8 months.

Recipe FAQs

Does taco seasoning taste good on chicken?

Yes, taco seasoning is delicious on chicken. It goes well with any meat or veggie mix.

Can you use taco seasoning for chicken fajitas?

Yes, this seasoning blend already has garlic powder and onion powder so it works well with chicken fajitas and shrimp fajitas.

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seasonings mixed together in a bowl to make the chicken taco seasoning.

Chicken Taco Seasoning

This chicken taco seasoning has a perfect blend of spices for a fiesta of flavor! Use homemade taco seasoning for tacos, salads, and more!
Serving: 10 tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 19kcal

Equipment

  • Small bowl or Mason Jar

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 ½ tbsps chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper

Directions

  • Combine all seasonings in a small bowl or mason jar and mix together.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months or use immediately.

Notes

Tips
  • Thicken it up! Add a bit of cornstarch to this seasoning mix if you'd like to thicken up the sauce in the pan. About 1 tbsp should do the job.
  • This recipe makes about 10 tablespoons of taco seasoning which is the equivalent of three packets of store bought taco seasoning. Use about 2 tablespoons of seasoning pound of chicken. You can use ground chicken, boneless skinless chicken breasts, or even boneless skinless chicken thighs.
  • To enhance the flavor of this seasoning, add a little tomato sauce or ro-tel to the pan when cooking the meat. Taco seasoning typically has tomato powder in it so adding about a ½ cup of tomato sauce really gives it a beautiful authentic flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 769IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: seasonings
Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican Inspired

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