Ground Chicken Tacos

Hello, Taco Tuesday!

Tacos are fabulous for countless reasons. They’re delicious, everyone loves them, and they are delicious. šŸ˜‰ I also love that you can make them in less than 30 minutes. Put out all of the ingredients and let everyone prep their own. Kind of like a tacocuterie?

You can use a premade taco seasoning packet for the meat. There is certainly nothing wrong with that. They are easy and delicious. However, I highly recommend this homemade version of taco seasoning because it only takes a couple of minutes to whip up and it’s so tasty. I like having control over the seasonings because I can customize the ratio myself. Less salt? No problem. Spicier? Piece of cake.

Tacos are awesome, but you you can use this tasty seasoned ground turkey in a few other ways. Skip the carbs and turn your dinner into a “taco” salad. Or serve the ground turkey with rice and whatever veggies you have handy. I think that you’ll find yourself reaching for this recipe even on days that aren’t Tuesdays. šŸ˜‰

Ground Chicken Tacos Recipe
(Makes about 4 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound of ground chicken (You can also use ground turkey, pork, or beef.)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • your favorite taco ingredients (I used corn tortillas, hard taco shells, shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped avocado, sliced grape tomatoes, sour cream, and fresh herbs.)

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, on Medium heat, heat the oil.
  2. Add the ground chicken to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, breaking up the ground chicken into little pieces.
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper, and mix everything together. Continue to cook the ground chicken until it’s fully cooked.
  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water, then reduce the heat to Low/Simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve the ground chicken with your favorite taco ingredients.

Adapted from: What’s Gaby Cooking

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