Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning

Ok, I’m calling this homemade chicken taco seasoning, but this seasoning can be used with your favorite kind of meat! I’ve used this seasoning for beef tacos, chicken tacos, and even enchiladas! Making your own seasoning is awesome because it has much less salt and is free of preservatives, as long as you are using high quality spices. It’s so easy, and it’s definitely worth trying!

Why you’ll love this healthy homemade taco seasoning

  • This taco seasoning is packed with flavor and you can add whatever ingredients you want! You like spicier tacos, add cayenne or more red pepper flakes!
  • It has a much lower sodium content than the store bought packets.
  • It’s so easy, so inexpensive and so tasty. Give it a try!

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

  • Small Bowl – To put all of your spices in.
  • Measuring spoon – to measure your spices. Or you can measure with your heart!
  • Spoon – Just to mix it all up.

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Ingredients & substitutions

  • Chili powder
  • Cumin – This is essential for getting that taco seasoning flavor.
  • Smoked paprika – I prefer smoked paprika. It just gives so much more flavor than regular paprika.
  • Salt – You do need some salt. Use a high quality salt, and there will still be far less sodium in this than there would be in a packet of seasoning.
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes – if you like a spicier seasoning. If you don’t like spicy, leave this out all together.

How to make this low sodium homemade taco seasoning

Step 1. Put all spices in a bowl and stir together. Store in an air tight container for maximum freshness.

FAQs about homemade seasoning

How do you preserve homemade seasoning?

Transfer to tightly sealed, non-porous containers that are ideally all the same size (for easy storage)—baby food jars, glass containers, ceramic jars, or metal tins all work. Consider storing red spices, such as paprika and red pepper, in the refrigerator to help them maintain their color and flavor longer.

What is the most important seasoning ingredient?

Salt has a greater impact on flavor than any other ingredient. Learn to use it well, and food will taste good. Salt’s relationship to flavor is multidimensional: It has its own particular taste, and it both balances and enhances the flavor of other ingredients.

Why make your own seasoning?

You can control the ingredients you use in the mix. That means you can use the best of the best, the freshest of the fresh, or even add a small variation to your DIY seasoning mix if you want (or leave something out of you prefer). If you buy herbs and spices in bulk, you can also save money by mixing your own spices.

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Homemade Chicken Taco Seasoning

Easy taco seasoning without all of the additives!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course seasoning
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 7 kcal


  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Spoon


  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • pinch of red pepper flakes if you like a spicier seasoning


  • Put all spices in a bowl and stir together. Store in an air tight container for maximum freshness.
Keyword homemade seasoning, homemade taco seasoning, taco seasoning

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