taco seasoning

Apr 10, 2011 by

i’m pretty good about keeping things in stock around the house.  i’m slightly ocd and making out a grocery list for my weekly trip to publix.  it usually takes a half hour or so and consulting several blogs, the publix ad and my husband to see what he’s hungry for. (which usually ends in an “i don’t care.”)  i love his willingness to eat whatever i make. 🙂

then there are the times that i forget to stock up on things.  things like taco seasoning.  i’m here to tell you that it’s really simple to make because you’ll more than likely have all of this stuff in your seasoning cabinet.  make a large batch and throw it in anything that you’d like to instantly give a smoky, spicy flavor.  ground beef, shredded pork, chicken., etc.

slightly adapted from: allrecipes.com

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  1. mix together all ingredients and store in an airtight container.

alternatively, to make shredded chicken tacos (as pictured above):

  1. par boil 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  2. remove from stock, allow to cool slightly and then shred.
  3. leaving about 1-2 c stock in the pan, add shredded chicken and taco seasoning ingredients, amts as listed above.
  4. allow to simmer for 10-15 min.  this keeps the chicken very moist and tender!
  5. serve on tacos or nachos, including your favorite toppings.


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  1. Kristen O

    Sadly, I’m more likely to have taco seasoning than all those spices 🙁

    But, you are very inspiring and I am going to try this chicken. It sounds delish.

    • jess

      I’m glad that you’re going to try it! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

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