Easy Taco Seasoning

Easy, scratch made Taco Seasoning! Or, condimento para tacos if you will. I found that this seasoning works best with chicken, but it also is great for pork and seafood. Specs below:

This is an easy restaurant style taco seasoning, meaning it’s really not meant to be fancy pants. And at the same time this seasoning’s flavor profile is exactly what I think of when it comes to Americanized Latin dishes, particularly chicken tacos. Think of it as the four walls and a roof of your taco seasoning mix. It’s what you need, but you can certainly add to it from there. Oh and if you do have any modifications you’d like to share, please do so in the comments below I’d love to hear them! No pressure okay nobody is going to judge you for the way you like to season your tacos. And if they do, well, it would be interesting to read their comments as well!

Combine ingredients.


  • 1/4 Cup Chili Powder
  • 1/8 Cup Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano


  1. Add all ingredients to mixing bowl.
  2. Combine ingredients. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out any clumps while mixing.
  3. Store in your favorite container. Air tight (ie. Ziploc bags) will preserve aromas and flavors for extended periods of time.

I prefer a small jar with a rotary fitment lid for season to taste scenarios. And while this may not preserve the spices for as long as other containers, it really doesn’t matter at my house because we make tacos often and this recipe only makes 4.5 ounces of seasoning.

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