The best homemade chicken taco seasoning mix recipe that saves money and adds amazing flavor to recipes. This DIY chicken taco mix is quick & easy & makes enough for use in chicken tacos, burritos, salads, nachos or any recipe that calls for taco seasoning.
How do you make homemade taco seasoning recipe?
For years I’ve been playing around with spices making my own taco seasoning, mainly because I always have the individual spices on hand, but I don’t always have a store bought seasoning mix packet on hand.
I finally decided to make an authentic chicken taco seasoning in a larger quantity to keep in the pantry. This gluten-free homemade chicken taco seasoning mix recipe is delicious in chicken tacos, chicken chili, as Mexican chicken seasons in recipes, or anywhere taco seasoning is called for.
How Do You Make Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning mix from Scratch
Keep reading or check out the quick how to DIY taco seasoning video!Making homemade taco seasoning mix for chicken is really quick using ingredients including chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes. You will fall in love with this easy taco seasoning and the cost savings you’ll find.
To make canned chicken taco seasoning
- Combine all the spices in a mason jar or Tupperware container and simply give them a shake to mix.
- Use per recipe instructions or store for later.
Kitchen Tip: To make mild taco seasoning follow the recipe exactly or skip the red pepper flakes. For spicier taco seasoning add a tsp. of cayenne pepper or more crushed red pepper flakes.
This is the perfect seasoning for ground chicken tacos, but don’t worry – you can use chicken taco seasoning on beef tacos too!
This seasoning for chicken tacos is not only for tacos.
One of my favorite recipes to use this spice blend in is my Southwest Chicken Chili Recipe. For Mexican flavored recipes try Taco Cups or Layered Taco Dip. For more ideas on creative uses of taco meat, check out 20 Recipes You Can Make With a Pound of Taco Meat.
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Chicken Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 1/2 cup chili powder
- 1/2 cup cumin
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1/4 cup onion powder
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
- 2 tbsp. salt
- 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- Combine all ingredients in a glass mason jar, ziplock bag, or airtight Tupperware container.
- Shake to mix.
- To use in chicken tacos, add 3-4 tbsp. mix + 1/3 cup water.
- To use in replace of seasoning packets use 3-4 tbsp. mix.
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