Shredded Chicken Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning

The Best Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning:

This Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning will be the highlight main course of Your Holiday night! Even picky eaters love Chicken Tacos because this cooked chicken also can be eaten as it is or as filling in tortillas or tacos shells or in our favorite healthy whole wheat Pita Bread Pocket and can add above all with any toppings to suit their taste. Shredded chicken tacos recipe is easy, delicious and trustworthy and an emergency dinner rotation for me every time.

You can order chicken tacos from your near restaurant. But usually, you’ll find meat is overcooked or shredded beyond recognition or simmered in a sauce for hours which creates the puddle in your taste. It’s not that you’ll never find a better one, you’ll find in some restaurants, however, they are little more expensive than your thoughts. They might taste good, but there is nothing compare then your Homemade Food, Right!

Of course, you shouldn’t expect the best Shredded Chicken Tacos when you’re making them for the first time. Don’t Be Upset! Practice makes a man perfect, you know that!

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning – Perfect for a Weeknight Meal:

It’s been a busy time going all around us and while we’re busy in our life, giving extra time for the kitchen is hard. That’s why I like to make delicious dishes for the weeknight. This Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning is one of them because this Chicken Tacos recipe is faster (if chicken meat is fresh it takes 30 min or frozen chicken takes 40-45 min) and easier to put together.

What I like most about this recipe is I can add more or less any ingredients I want. So, if I make spicy Shredded Chicken Tacos topping with salad the next week I might try with creamy tacos with different toppings.

Moreover, the great thing about this recipe is, you can use this shredded chicken taco recipe to make tacos, but you could eat those cooked meat by itself, serve them over rice or mixed them with your favorite salad or even wrapped with whole wheat Pita Bread.

Best Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning

My original thought here is sharing with you this easy Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning recipe in different ways so you get the idea of your own to make this Chicken Tacos with the ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Once you make this and you’ll know how AWESOME and easy this recipe is!

Shredded Chicken Taco Seasoning – Playing with Ingredients:

Mainly 4 ingredients are needed here to get started and your dinner will be ready in 30 min! Boneless Chicken breast or thighs, Taco seasoning (I prefer homemade taco seasoning, a recipe will be given here), This Organic Chicken broth, Taco shells and Salsa for topping garnish – that’s it! But you can adapt this chicken taco mix recipe up to your ingredients choice level.

You can add just about anything you want – Vegetable oil or Olive oil instead of Chicken broth, chili powder, a little sugar, onion etc., Homemade Tomato Sauce or Homemade Spaghetti Sauce or Salad or Cheese or even more fruits for topping garnish. In other wordsDON’T BE AFRAID to experiment with your homemade dishes!

shredded chicken taco seasoning

If you like the spicy test – add various spices to this recipe. But I suggest changing taste sometimes by adding Sour cream here to make Best Yummy Creamy Shredded Chicken Taco Seasoning. I will share here with you the best ingredients list that you can use for making perfect Shredded Chicken Taco Seasoning of your choice.

Shredded Chicken:

I saw some use hand mixer or blender to shred the chicken meat. But I find this is unnecessary. You don’t have full control over this blender and mixer. As a result, this may cause over shredding or grinding/crushing the meat.

I prefer to using two forks in hands, shredding the chicken into big chunks. Otherwise, if you like to use hand mixer here are some great hand mixer from Amazon you can check.

You can freeze the leftovers and microwave them for later use (if there is actually any left-over!). This Shredded Chicken Tacos surely become my family favorite. Enjoying great dishes with friends and family on a weeknight.

Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning

Taco Shells:

For Taco fillings hard taco shells are perfect, but I also love to use soft Tortillas! Also sometimes I fry the whole tacos to get a crispy crunchy taste. On the other hand, you can bake the taco shell.

I like to make a large serving of these chicken tacos so that my family and I can have something that tastes fantastic and quick to eat for lunch or even dinner. You will love this chicken taco recipe how simple they are to make!

How to Cook Chicken with Taco Seasoning:

Enough of the tips, Now let’s check the shredded chicken tacos with homemade taco seasoning recipe –

Best Shredded Chicken Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Delicious and Easy Shredded Chicken Tacos with Taco Seasoning is sure to become your family favorite. This best chicken with taco seasoning recipe will be the highlight of your weekend! Even picky eaters will never say NO! to this Shredded Chicken Tacos. Garnish these chicken tacos with any of your favorite toppings. So Delicious & Yummy!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, easy shredded chicken tacos with taco seasoning, shredded chicken taco seasoning
Servings: 6
Calories: 445 kcal
Author: Nilufar


For the Taco Seasoning:
  • 3 tbsp Cumin ground
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
For the Tacos:
  • 12 Corn Tortillas (small Size)
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts or thigh meat - Cut Into Pieces
  • 2 tbsp Our homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 cup Chopped tomatoes - (chopped into small pieces)
  • Salt, Chili Powder - To Taste
  • 4 Green Chilies - Diced
  • Grated Cheese / Homemade Tomato Sauce / Sour Cream - To Taste (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup Salsa (optional)
  • 2/3 cup Chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil (if you don't use Chicken broth)
  • 1 cup Olive oil (if you decide to fry the whole tacos at the end)
For the Top Garnish:
  • Salsa / Sour cream / Tomato sauce / Salad / Mixed fruits pieces / Diced avocado anything in your choice


Mixing Taco Seasoning
  1. Add all of the seasonings to a bowl or jar big enough and mix well. Double the ingredients if needed. Keep it sealed in an airtight jar so it stays fresh!

  2. You can use this Taco Seasoning if you don't want to use homemade seasoning.

Make the Tacos:
  1. Coat the chicken breasts with the taco seasoning and place them in a deep non-stick saucepan.

  2. Add the chicken broth or Olive oil in the saucepan and add Salt, Chili Powder.

  3. Cover with lid and bring them to cook on medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes or simmer until cooked through.

  4. After that turn off the heat, let the chicken cool. With two forks, shred the chicken meat into bite-size pieces.

  5. Turn on the heat again. Add Grated Cheese / Homemade Tomato Sauce / Sour Cream / Salsa depend on your choice.

  6. Add Chopped tomatoes, Sugar (optional) and Diced Green Chilies. Pour little bit chicken broth if the chicken seems too much dry. Once it’s heated through and all seems ok, turn of the heat. Spoon into in warm taco shells or soft tortillas.

Want to fry the Tacos?
  1. To fry the tacos, heat 1 cup Olive oil in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium-high. Place some chicken in the middle of a soft tortilla, then fold tortilla in half.

  2. Clamp the tortilla shut with a heat-proof metal tong, then carefully place the taco - one side down in the oil. Use the tong to hold the top side down for a few seconds to form it in place. Once it stays put, repeat with other tacos.

  3. Turn tacos after 30 to 45 seconds, or until each side gets light golden brown (not too much brown).

  4. Place the tacos in paper towels to dry out extra oil.

Top Garnish:
  1. Salad, fruits garnish with whatever toppings you like!

  2. Even you can top with salsa / Cheese / Tomato Sauce / Homemade Spaghetti Sauce / Sour Cream if you didn't use them while cooking.

Recipe Notes

  1. This is a recipe that you can add or change just about any ingredients you want.
  2. I like adding Sour cream and sugar while cooking and Salad / Fruits / Our homemade tomato sauce as toppings.
  3. If you use freeze meat instead of fresh, add 10 minutes more for cooking.
  4. You can use this cooked chicken meat to make tacos, but you can eat it by itself or serve it over rice.
  5. Store leftover shredded meat into freezer bags with the juices to freeze. Press out all the air and seal.


Congratulation! You have just made Delicious Shredded Chicken Taco Seasoning. Serve this on your family weekend lunch or dinner. I’m sure this recipe will become your family favorite.

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