Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix (Easy Recipe) - Bowl Me Over (2024)

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This Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning is an easy way to make your next Taco Tuesday special! Skip the store-bought packets and create your own blend of spices. Not only is this homemade seasoning delicious, but it's healthy too. Plus, you can customize it to suit your tastes!

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  • More homemade seasoning mixes
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Why you'll love this recipe

✔️Making your own seasonings is a great way add more flavor to your next taco night.

✔️ This homemade taco seasoning is made with pantry staples, so you can whip up a batch quickly.

✔️Adding your own spices will make the flavor more unique and custom-tailored to your tastes.

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For the exact measurements, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • chili powder
  • ground cumin
  • red pepper flakes
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • dried oregano
  • paprika
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
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This is an overview of the instructions. For the complete directions just scroll down to the bottom!

  • Combine all ingredients, mix well, and store in an airtight container.


  • small bowl
  • airtight container or mason jar

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What is the difference between taco seasoning and chicken taco seasoning?

There is really no difference between the two. Both of the seasoning can be used interchangeably.

Can I use this seasoning for other dishes?

Yes, you can use this recipe as a general taco seasoning for any kind of taco filling or even as an all-purpose Mexican-seasoning.

How much homemade taco seasoning should I use to season one pound of ground beef?

You will need two or three tablespoons of seasoning per pound of meat. Start with two and add more to adjust the seasoning to your tastebuds.

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Where to use taco seasoning

  • taco salad casserole
  • boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken breast
  • shrimp tacos
  • ground beef taco meat (it's not limited to chicken!)
  • season black beans or pinto beans

Deb's tips

  • You can use this taco seasoning recipe with ground chicken, chicken breasts, ground turkey or even ground beef.
  • Add a smoky flavor to this simple recipe by using smoked paprika instead of regular paprika.
  • You should have these spices on hand in your spice cabinet however if you don't have one on hand, you can easily find the missing ingredient in the spice aisle of your local grocery store.
  • The best part of this homemade chicken taco seasoning recipe is that you can add more or less the spices to control the heat and spice level to suit your family's tastebuds.


  • Add more heat to this recipe by adding chipotle powder or cayenne pepper.
  • If you want to reduce the heat of this taco seasoning you can reduce the cumin, and leave the red pepper flakes out altogether.


Storage - Always store your own spice blends in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to 6 months. Because it stores so well I like to whip up a big batch so that I always have this taco seasoning mix on hand when I need it.

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More homemade seasoning mixes

  • If you want another recipe to help you skip the store-bought seasoning, then check out this Montreal Steak Seasoning recipe. It's a great way to add flavor to your family grill nights.
  • Are you a fan of seafood? If so, then next time you ready to cook with Old Bay Seasoning use this homemade recipe to make it at home and skip the store.
  • Do you love mexican recipes? Well, then you are going to want to whip a batch of this Authentic Fajita Seasoning to keep on hand for when the craving strikes.


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Serve Chicken Taco Seasoning with

  • If you are in the market for a new Chicken Taco recipe to make with this seasoning blend, then check out this list of Chicken Taco Casserole recipes. You are guaranteed to find a meal that your entire family will love.
  • One of my favorite recipes to make with this homemade seasoning is this Ground Beef Taco Dip. It's creamy, easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser at game day parties.
  • Next time you want a taco-inspired meal that your whole family will love, then check out this Taco Spaghetti Pasta Casserole. It's creamy, cheesy and bursting with taco flavor.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning is super easy to make, tastes 100 times better than the seasoning in the packet and saves you money! Plus you can customize to your taste - spicy, mild - whatever you enjoy. So why not make it yourself?

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Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time0 minutes mins

Total Time5 minutes mins

Course: Seasoning

Cuisine: Mexican

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 14kcal

Author: Deb Clark

Cost: $5


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • liberal grinding of black pepper optional

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  • Combine all ingredients, mix well, and store in airtight container.

  • Use 2-3 tablespoons per pound of beef, chicken or vegetables. With ¼ cup water.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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About Debra Clark

Hey I'm Deb Clark, and I'm the owner of Bowl Me Over! We live in the sleepy little town Scappoose, Oregon. And I admit it... I love food! Join me in this foodie journey (even if you've never cooked before!) I will help you learn to be confident in the kitchen! Want to learn more? Let's stay connected, you can email me at debra@bowl-me-over.com and find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram,Twitterand YouTube.

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  1. Lois

    Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix (Easy Recipe) - Bowl Me Over (11)
    Making your own seasoning really add a touch to any dish you use it with. You can adjust some ingredients to your liking if needed. So good.


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