How to season taco chicken? Homemade chicken taco seasoning is so much better than any store bought ones. A few pantry staples and you’re on your way to delicious chicken tacos, nachos, burritos, bowls and salads.
Hello Taco Tuesday.
Mexican may just be one of our all time favorite foods. Once or twice a week … or more. It is easy, healthy, convenient, delicious, easy to find ingredients and most importantly spicy <– my favorite.
Be it fajitas, nachos, tacos, quesadillas or even the simplest creamy guac or fire roasted salsa, it’s just too darn delicious.
There is something about the combination of spices and ingredients makes it so amazingly delicious, right? You will be able to find a huge selection of Mexican recipes out here.
Few of my favorites:
If I have to choose one of my favorites from all things Mexican then it will surely be TACOS.
There is something about holding a warm overstuffed tortilla with delicious fillings and garnishes and taking a bite trying to be careful not to make a mess. Sorry forks and spoons, I love ya but hands are magical!
Chicken, the humble protein is always a staple in my freezer – makes an appearance at least 3 nights a week. It thaws quick and is great in all types of cuisines and cooking methods.
Few amazing chicken recipes:
As you have guessed by now, chicken tacos are always one of my go-to. A good chicken taco needs a well seasoned chicken. Store-bought seasoning for chicken tacos are easy but homemade taco seasoning for chicken is cheaper and totally customizable as per your taste —> less spicy / more spicy / less salt / less oniony …….. you get the idea.
Most importantly, this authentic chicken taco seasoning is really, really GOOD!!
What is Chicken Taco Seasoning made of?
A combination of amazing spices like
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- black pepper powder
- coriander powder
- cumin powder
- cayenne pepper powder
It is all about the right spices and in perfect proportion.
Though the name suggests that this easy taco seasoning recipe is for chicken, it is delicious with chickpeas —> Chickpea Taco Meal Prep
The best part about this chicken and taco seasoning is that you can make a huge batch and store for whenever you need instead of having to make a fresh batch every time.
If you are anything like us, then your pantry might be already stocked with an array of Mexican spices.
Homemade chicken seasoning is mostly the basics – salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, coriander powder, cumin powder, paprika. The only spice that you might not have is the Mexican oregano. This chicken seasoning for tacos will still be delicious without it.
This basic homemade chicken taco seasoning mix recipe is so good sprinkled even on eggs. Try it next time in scrambled eggs / omelettes.
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This authentic taco seasoning for chicken is used to make this all purpose spicy taco chicken.
It is so good in Spicy chicken quesadilla, salads, bowls, burritos and seasoned chicken tacos.
How to season chicken for tacos?
- Make spices for Mexican chicken
- Rub boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts plus couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil. Let sit for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. Grill or cook in a cast iron skillet on both sides <— seasoned chicken for tacos
- Alternatively, chop boneless chicken into bite size pieces. Cook in cast iron pan with vegetable oil and best taco seasoning for chicken and cook until chicken is cooked through <—easy chicken taco meat
Some of my favorites Mexican recipes include –
Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning
- Stir all ingredients together.
- (This recipe is delicious with chickpeas as well. Check out Chickpea Taco Bowl)
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