Old el paso chicken taco seasoning recipe – There are so many options in the store when it comes to chicken tacos seasoning.
However, once you start reading the labels, it comes apparent that ready to use over the counter taco seasoning sauces just won’t cut it if you are concerned about eating healthy and fresh.
Also it goes without saying that homemade taco seasoning, when done correctly, will taste so much better than the alternatives you can get at the store.
Some things just can’t be bought and you have to make them yourself, but that is the same reason why cooking can be so rewarding at times.
Perfect when you want to give that special guest a nice treatment, when you want to surprise your spouse with your effort or when you just want to treat yourself especially nice.
So in this article we have chosen the 2 most famous, most well reviewed taco seasonings for you. These old el paso chicken taco seasoning recipe are not very hard to make.
Depending on the recipe, it can take from 5 to 10 minutes to prepare, and you won’t need some super special secret ingredients or equipment.
Naturally these mixes are not limited only for use on chicken tacos, they also go well with beef, fajitas and other Mexican / spicy recipes. They are also both gluten free and 100% authentic.
Recipe #1: Fresh Homemade Chili Chicken Tacos Seasoning
This seasoning recipe is quick and easy to make, it will only take 5 minutes and it contains basic ingredients that you should already have in your kitchen.
Thus it is perfect for lazy days or when the store is closed.
When finished it will yield enough for around 8 meals, depending on how much you like to use.
But this will be used on multiple meals, so the extra calories you gain per meal can be easily rounded up to zero.
What will you need?
- Half a cup chili powder
- 2 Tablespoons salt
- ¼ a cup of red paprika
- ¼ a cup of garlic powder
- ¼ a cup of onion powder
- 1 tablespoon of crushed peppers (flakes)
To prepare the fresh homemade chili old el paso chicken taco seasoning recipe, just pour all these ingredients in a bowl and mix.
When all the ingredients blend and seem homogeneous, pour them in an airtight container, a zip bag, a jar or whatever you might find handy for storage.
Next, when you want to add this seasoning to the actual chicken tacos, use around 4 tablespoons with around 80ml of water (1/3 of a cup)
Quick Tip: Depending on how spicy you want your mix, you can add or subtract from the crushed pepper flakes.
Recipe #2: Quick All Natural Tacos Seasoning
When you take a chicken taco seasoning mix from the shelf of a supermarket and pay close attention to the ingredients list you will notice things that really don’t need to be there.
Why do we need food coloring in our chicken spice seasoning? Also, it is much safer to use sea salt instead of MSO (monosodium glutamate) and there is no difference in taste. Citric acid? GMO, additives? No thanks.
This recipe is 100% natural and it takes less than 10 minutes and is very simple to make with less than 10 ingredients. When finished it will yield 8 servings.
Each serving will have 9 calories, with 0 fats and proteins, and 2 gram carbs and only 600mg sodium, perfect if you are looking to reduce your salt intake.
What will you need?
Authentic Mexican Shredded Chicken Tacos
- 1 tbsp garlic
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1½ tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- ½ tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp salt
Place all these ingredients in a small storage container or a jar and give it a nice shake until it is well mixed together and put it in storage.
When it is time to use the mix, add 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning with 150 ml water to a pound of already cooked chicken breast for the tacos.
Simmer and stir until most of the water evaporates from the pan.
Lastly here are a few tips that might help you improve these old el paso chicken taco seasoning recipe:
- Remember that the ingredient list is not set in stone and you are free to modify it based on your preference. You can add or subtract any of the ingredients, if you want it spicier add more chili or pepper flakes, if you want to add more salt you are free to do so.
- It might be smart to make a bigger batch for storage, and in that case you just need to double or quadruple the values for the ingredients.
- When adding the mix and water to the meet, it might be a good idea to add a bit of white flour (~1tbs) as well. This will serve to make the seasoning a bit thicker and sauce like.
Now you have some good alternatives to the market chicken seasonings and not a lot of excuses not to start mixing some authentic, natural and healthy spice seasonings for yourself and your loved ones!
So, get cooking and we are looking forward to hear about which chicken tacos seasoning were your absolute favorite and which one you preferred making and using. Use either the comment section below or contact us directly via email.
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