Pulled Chicken Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

Pulled Chicken Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

Since I already made yummy salsa, I thought it was only appropriate to make Pulled Chicken Tacos for dinner!

I had already shopped for the necessary essentials for a divine Mexican meal. Thanks to my crockpot chicken it was going to be able to be pulled together in less than 15 minutes with minimal clean-up. Success. I even make my own taco seasoning! It’s so easy to do and much better for you because the sodium content in the pre-made packages can easily exceed your recommended daily allowance. Plus you can make a large batch if you want to because it stores great! Once you try it, you’ll never eat the other stuff!

It’s a mouthwatering recipe…give it a try!

The Ingredients: Taco Seasoning 

Recipe makes enough seasoning for 1lb of meat

  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • Cayenne pepper–based on your heat preference 
  • Dried Oregano–Oregano is one of those spices that people love or hate–so add to taste or omit it
  • Small pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt & fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic
  • Pre-cooked chicken
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Taco fixings: black beans, spinach, cheese, avocado, & salsa
How to:
  • To a small bowl: Add 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp onion powder, a generous pinch of cayenne pepper, & a pinch of red pepper flakes & dried oregano. Add salt & fresh cracked black pepper.
  • Heat precooked chicken in a skillet over medium high heat
  • Add taco seasoning & grate fresh garlic–2-3 cloves– over skillet–heat chicken until thoroughly heated
  • Add a 1/4 cup of water to spice and meat mixture and allow to cook until liquid is gone
  • In the meantime, preheat a skillet large enough to fit your tortillas
  • In a dry pan, add tortilla to pan and brown on each side over medium high heat–do this for all tortillas you plan to serve for the meal (makes a huge difference! give it a try)
  • Next build your tacos! Add chicken, black beans, spinach, avocado slices, cheese, and homemade salsa
Hope you enjoy it! Matt sure did–he ate 3 HUGE tacos!

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