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Chicken Taco Seasoning

If you think taco seasoning is just for tacos, then think again! 

This simple chicken taco seasoning is perfect for adding flavor to all kinds of dishes. Just take a look at all the ways you could use it…

…in fact, you can use this seasoning just about anywhere that you want a nice pop of Mexican flavor!

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Is homemade chicken taco seasoning worth the effort?

It most certainly is! In fact there are several real advantages to making your own seasoning

It saves money

If you actually add up the cost of the ingredients, you’ll be AMAZED by how much cheaper it is to whip up  a batch of this yummy seasoning, rather than buying it pre-mixed from a store.

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It means you can control the ingredients

So your little ones are not a fan of spicy food? Then reduce the amount of chili powder! Or perhaps you like your tacos hot enough to make your eyes water? Then you can double it!

The beauty of creating your own seasonings is they come out tasting just the way that you (and your family) prefer them.

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Eliminate unwanted ingredients

Additional colorings? Extra flavoring? These are standard ingredients in many commerically made seasoning mixes. But if all you want is pure flavor with NO unnecessary additives, it makes sense to mix your own!


If you like your tacos on the smokey side, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika.

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How to store homemade chicken taco seasoning

This recipe only produces a small amount of seasoning – enough for one meal. But if you want to save time in future, it makes sense to prepare a batch in advance. That way, you always have some on hand when you need it!

The best way to store homemade seasoning is in a mason jar. Just seal it up, keep it in a cool, dry place and it will last for months (and probably even more than a year!). That being said, the robust flavors will decline a little over time – so we recommend using it within the first 6 months of preparation.

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Taco recipes

Now your seasoning is ready, it’s time to cook up some amazing chicken tacos!

These Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos are just the BEST to come home to at the end of a long day! This Chicken Taco Salad makes the perfect summer’s meal – while these Shredded Chicken Tacos bring new flavors to your Tex Mex experience!

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Chicken Taco Seasoning

The Editors at Food Fanatic
This simple chicken taco seasoning recipe from the Food Network works well with ground beef too!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 1 serving
Calories 32 kcal


  • 1 Chili Powder
  • 1.5 Ground Cumin
  • 1.5 Cornstarch
  • 1.5 Kosher Salt
  • 1 Freshly Ground Black Pepper


Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 1gSodium: 1681mg
Keyword Homemade Spices, Mexican, Tacos, Tex Mex
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