Chicken Taco Seasoning
This chicken taco seasoning is incredibly flavorful! It takes only a few minutes to make. Add this seasoning to shredded chicken, beef, steak, shrimp, vegetables and more. It adds the best spicy flavor to tacos, enchiladas, salads, fajitas and other dishes. This homemade taco seasoning blend is way better than store bought!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This homemade chicken taco seasoning takes less than 5 minutes.
- It is great for any Mexican dish.
- Add it to meat and vegetables.
- This tastes way better than store bought seasoning.
- Great with tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, nachos, steak and more.
- This seasoning is also great in soups, casseroles or on Mexican Potatoes.
- It is very versatile.
- Most store bought brands contain added sugar. This version is sugar free.
- Store this seasoning for up to 6 months.
- This recipe is Whole30 compliant, vegan, Paleo, low carb, gluten free, dairy free, nut free and sugar free.
- Check out this Cajun Seasoning for another delicious recipe.
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for chicken taco seasoning. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Cumin adds a classic taco flavor.
Chili powder adds some spice. Feel free to add slightly more or less depending on your preferred spice level.
Garlic powder adds a great garlicky flavor.
Paprika adds more flavor and spice. Again, feel free to add more or reduce amounts.
Onion powder helps balance out the other strong flavors.
Both black pepper and sea salt add a classic flavor to this homemade seasoning.
Oregano adds an unexpected but delicious flavor.
Lastly, red pepper flakes add a lot of spice. For a more mild flavor, omit. For very spicy, add more.
Taste & Texture
This homemade seasoning for chicken tacos is bold, spicy and so flavorful. It tastes like a restaurant and instantly adds flavor to any dish. This recipe is not overly spicy. Feel free to adjust spice amounts as needed.
The texture is like a seasoning mix.
How to Make
First, add all ingredients to a bowl.
Mix everything together.
Lastly, store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Adjust amounts of spices to suit your taste.
This recipe is very forgiving and customizable.
Red pepper flakes are very spicy. Add slowly to the mixture. Add more if needed.
This seasoning goes well with crockpot shredded chicken.
Keep this seasoning in an airtight container. This helps it stay fresh and flavorful.
This homemade taco seasoning for chicken has many uses.
Add it to chicken breast for extra flavor. Check out this Mexican Chicken Marinade too!
Use in on ground beef or ground chicken in taco salad.
Use it as a seasoning for steak.
This seasoning is great for soups and stews.
Add it to potatoes or French fries.
Great with tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, queso and nachos.
This seasoning also tastes great with shrimp.
How to Serve & Store
Serve this chicken taco seasoning with meat or vegetables.
It can be used in soups, casseroles, and any Mexican dish.
Store in an airtight container. It keeps well for up to 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Taco seasoning and chicken taco seasoning are very similar. This recipe can be used for tacos and vice versa. Chicken seasoning is usually a bit more mild.
Taco seasoning tastes great on chicken!
Beef seasoning is typically more spicy than chicken seasoning. They can be used interchangeably though.
Yes! This works well as a rub for chicken or other meat.
Yes, this recipe is gluten free as written. It is Whole30 approved, vegan, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, nut free and sugar free.
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Get the Recipe: Chicken Taco Seasoning
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 ½ tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes, optional
- First, add all ingredients to a bowl.
- Mix together.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
- Feel free to adjust amounts of spices and seasonings to suit your taste.
- Red pepper flakes are optional. They add a lot of spice.
- Add this seasoning mixture to any meat.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.
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6 Comments on “Chicken Taco Seasoning”
Tried this taco seasoning last night with shredded chicken and it turned out so well! There were no leftovers. I added some spice with chili powder, it was a winner!
So glad to hear that! Thank you for the comment and review.
I had NO idea how much sugar was in pre-packaged seasoning!!! I made this and love it! Plan to use it on my french fries tonight for our supper too!
Always looking for variations on taco seasoning and this one hit the mark! Thanks so much – will be making a large batch again! Might even use it on fajitas!
I love this chicken taco seasoning! It’s so versatile — I use it on pasta, enchiladas, and quesadillas! Thanks for sharing!
This seasoning was so good!! We loved the tacos. I might try this seasoning on other things, too!