This homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning is perfect for seasoning your chicken for taco night. Made with spices you probably already have in your pantry, this is not as spicy as taco seasoning.
Chicken Taco Seasoning is a great seasoning to make at home. Most of the ingredients you probably have in your spice drawer already.
One big difference from this recipe and my Homemade Taco Seasoning is I use less chili powder and cumin, so it is a milder seasoning. This is great for chicken.
How to make Chicken Taco Seasoning:
Making homemade seasoning blends is super easy to do and experimenting to get the right flavor is half the fun. My husband loves making new seasoning blends, rubs and sauces or marinades like this Pork Marinade. This taco seasoning, I made specifically for use on chicken. Whether on chicken breasts or strips for fajitas, it is less spicy than my traditional seasoning. Gather your spices, measure them out, and then mix them all together in a bowl or jar.
- Chili Powder
- Ground Cumin
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes - if you do not like heat, do not add these.
- Dried Oregano
Step Two - Use 1 tablespoon per pound of chicken or taste.
Storing Chicken Taco Seasoning:
To store this, you want to place it in an airtight container and in your pantry.
I recommend keeping the seasoning mix for around 6 months.
Once thing to keep in mind with spices and seasoning is that they typically do not "go bad."
Can I use this on beef?
Yes, you can use it on beef! I made this slightly milder than my traditional taco seasoning, but it can be used on beef, chicken, pork, or ground turkey! It goes great with any Mexican or Tex-Mex dish you make!
Try some of my favorite Chicken Taco Recipes:
Slow Cooker Cilantro Chicken Tacos - Try something different this week for Taco Night with these easy and delicious Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos. With only just 5 ingredients, throw it all in your slow cooker and let that do the work!
Creamy Chicken Taco Soup - This Creamy Chicken Taco Soup is made with simple ingredients and full of amazing flavor. It's one of my favorites alongside my original taco soup recipe and one I think you will love just as much as we do.
Chicken Taco Casserole - This Chicken Taco Casserole is loaded with taco flavors then topped with tortilla chips and cheese. I serve mine with fresh cilantro and sour cream then serve.
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Chicken Taco Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- Mix seasonings together and place in a jar with lid.
- Use 1 tablespoon per pound of chicken or taste.