Ditch the store bought seasoning packets and learn how to make homemade chicken taco seasoning from scratch! This recipe is the perfect blend of herbs and spices to create the best chicken taco meat! This seasoning will also be perfect for other dishes such as rice, soup, or even grilled chicken.
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Something I needed to learn years ago was how to make homemade chicken taco seasoning from scratch.
At the time I was getting tired of all the chemicals I was finding in our everyday foods. I would feel conviction every time I would feed my family something I knew had chemicals in it, or genetically modified ingredients. It needed to change. I couldn’t take the guilt any longer! I decided to start making my own chicken taco seasoning myself, along with other homemade seasoning such as homemade ranch powder, regular taco seasoning, and Italian seasoning.
Some chemicals and additives commonly found in store bought chicken taco seasoning are:
Corn Maltodextrin – According to Nourish by WebMD “Maltodextrin is a type of carbohydrate, but it undergoes intense processing. It comes in the form of a white powder from rice, corn, wheat, or potato starch.”
Natural Flavor – According to Healthline “The original source of natural flavors must be plant or animal material. However, natural flavors can be highly processed and contain many chemical additives. In fact, in some cases natural flavors aren’t much different from artificial flavors in terms of chemical composition and health effects.”
Yeast Extract – Bassically, yeast extract is another way to sneak in MSG. According to healthline “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires products that contain MSG to state this on the label. Foods that contain yeast extract don’t need to specify that they contain MSG. However, they can’t claim to contain “No MSG.”
Corn Syrup Solids
Also on the packaging close to the bottom it reads “PARTIALLY PRODUCED WITH GENETIC ENGENEERING”
What ingredients go into homemade chicken taco seasoning?
That’s it! Super simple all natural ingredients. No guilt will be found in this recipe!
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How to use homemade chicken taco seasoning?
To use this chicken taco seasoning in place of the store bought packet for a recipe, you will use 2 tablespoons in place of each packet needed. You can add more or even start with less! Its all about your preference , and how you like the way your meal tastes!
One batch of seasoning will equal one packet, so if you want a lot of chicken taco seasoning for later make sure you triple or even quadruple the recipe.
If you are making homemade chicken taco meat be sure to check out this recipe for homemade tortillas!
Can homemade chicken taco seasoning be used in place of a store bought packet in recipes?
Absolutely! That’s why we’re making it isn’t it? We need to replace those chemical ridden packets of taco seasoning with healthy natural ingredients that we can feed to our family with confidence.
Tools you may need to make chicken taco seasoning:
Here is a video on how to make homemade chicken taco seasoning from scratch
Add all of your seasonings to a mixing bowl.
Mix all of the seasonings together with a spoon or whisk.
Once completely mixed together, place in an airtight container, zip lock bag, or use right away!
If you are ready to use this chicken taco seasoning right away, one batch is the equivalent to one store bought packet. Add water to your chicken taco meat just as you would with a packet. About a 1/2 cup of water to 3/4 cup of water. Stir into your chicken taco meat, and let cook for a couple of minutes. Then remove from heat. Enjoy!
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Chicken Taco Seasoning
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp minced onion
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- Add all of your seasonings to a mixing bowl.
- Mix all of the seasonings together with a spoon or whisk.
- Once completely mixed together, place in an airtight container, zip lock bag, or use right away!
- If you are ready to use this chicken taco seasoning right away, one batch is the equivalent to one store bought packet. Add water to your chicken taco meat just as you would with a packet. About a 1/2 cup of water to 3/4 cup of water. Stir into your chicken taco meat, and let cook for a couple of minutes. Then remove from heat.
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I’m always looking for a good taco seasoning recipe, still haven’t found one I love. I’ll have to try it.
love making my own spices, thanks for this post