Our homemade chicken taco seasoning recipe saves money, adds amazing flavor to recipes, and is gluten-free. This simple chicken taco seasoning is quick & easy & makes enough for use in chicken tacos, burritos, salads, nachos, or any recipe that calls for taco seasoning.
Keep reading or check out the quick how to DIY taco seasoning video!
How To Make
- 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 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 40 Recipes You Can Make With a Pound of Taco Meat.
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Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning
- 1/2 cup chili powder ✅
- 1/2 cup cumin ✅
- 1/4 cup paprika ✅
- 1/4 cup onion powder ✅
- 1/4 cup garlic powder ✅
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Combine the ingredients. Combine all ingredients in a glass mason jar, ziplock bag, or airtight Tupperware container.1/2 cup chili powder, 1/2 cup cumin, 1/4 cup paprika, 1/4 cup onion powder, 1/4 cup garlic powder, 2 tablespoons salt, 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Blend. Shake to mix. Store in an air-tight container.
- 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.