This homemade chicken taco seasoning isn’t just for chicken—it’s a flavour-packed all-rounder that works wonders on beef, turkey, veggies, and more! You’ll be amazed at how it elevates your tacos, fajitas, soups, and even roasted veggies. So versatile and delicious!
Making this homemade chicken taco seasoning is incredibly easy and requires only a few minutes of preparation. By combining simple spices that are commonly found in most kitchens, you can create a flavourful blend that elevates your tacos to a whole new level.
What ingredients do you need?
You know what’s awesome about making your own chicken taco seasoning? You have full control over what goes in it! Unlike those store-bought ones that can have all sorts of additives, preservatives, and way too much salt, with this homemade mix, you get to decide how spicy or mild you want it.
- Ground cumin
- Cayenne pepper (adjust to desired spiciness)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dried oregano
- Ground coriander
- Smoked paprika (optional, for a smokey flavour)
- Salt (adjust to taste)
- Black pepper
Make this Low Sodium Seasoning:
To make a low-sodium version of the chicken taco seasoning, you can simply reduce the amount of salt in the recipe or replace it with a salt substitute.
How to use this chicken taco seasoning for different meats or applications:
- Ground Beef Tacos:
Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Drain any excess fat if needed. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of the taco seasoning per 500g of meat and adjust to taste. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water, and simmer until the meat is coated and flavours meld.
- Chicken Tacos:
Cook diced chicken in a skillet until fully cooked. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken and toss to coat evenly. Add a splash of water and cook for a few more minutes until the chicken absorbs the flavours.
- Turkey Tacos:
Cook ground turkey in a skillet until no longer pink. Add the taco seasoning, adjust to taste, and stir well. Pour in 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water, and simmer until the turkey is seasoned to perfection.
Marinate sliced beef, chicken, or shrimp with olive oil and lime juice. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the meat and mix thoroughly. Cook in a hot skillet until done and serve with sautéed onions and bell peppers.
- Vegetarian Tacos:
Sauté your favourite veggies like bell peppers, onions, zucchini, and corn in a skillet. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the veggies, adjust to taste, and stir well. Add a bit of water and cook until the vegetables are tender.
- Taco Soup:
Add 2-3 tablespoons of the taco seasoning to a pot of simmering tomato-based soup. Stir well and let it simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavours to infuse the soup.
- Taco Salad:
Season cooked ground meat or grilled chicken with the taco seasoning. Serve over a bed of lettuce, topped with your favourite taco salad ingredients like tomatoes, cheese, avocado, and tortilla strips.
- Roasted Vegetables:
Toss your preferred vegetables (e.g., sweet potatoes, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts) with olive oil and the taco seasoning. Roast in the oven until tender and slightly caramelized.