Ground Chicken Tacos


Total Time:

25 minutes



Taco night has been a weekly occurrence for me since I was a kid. So it’s no wonder that I come up with various taco recipes on a regular basis. Today… Ground Chicken Tacos with the best taco meat ever.

Ground Chicken Tacos from (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s been on my meal prep list for the past few months and it’s one of the first things to go every week. It can be as simple as whipping up the ground chicken taco meat, charring some of your favorite tortillas and serving it up with a few kinds of cheese, salsa and guacamole so you can DIY the perfect taco. Simple right? And so good that it will work for adults and kids. No one is going to be disappointed.

DIY Taco Seasoning from (@whatsgabycookin)

And while I’ve been making this recipe and using it in tacos for the past few months, you could also make this ground chicken mixture, ditch the taco fixings, and use it as needed. You could put it into a rice/quinoa taco bowl. Use it in this southwestern lasagna. Throw it on top of your taco salad. Skies the limit. It’s all about the taco seasoning and trust me, you guys are going to want to make this on a weekly basis.

Ground Chicken Tacos

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern


For serving

  • Tortillas
  • Freshly shredded cheddar
  • Freshly shredded Monterey jack
  • Salsa
  • Avocado
  • And any other taco fixins you prefer.


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the ground meat and sauté for 5 minutes and break it up with the back of a wooden spoon. Add all the taco seasoning and stir to combine. Continue to cook the ground meat and break it down with the back of a wooden spoon until it's fully cooked and no pink remains.
  • Once cooked, add 2 tablespoons of water and reduce to a simmer. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve as taco meat with tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, and any other taco fixings you prefer.

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  1. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Gimme all the tacos! Ground chicken or beef tacos I think will always be a favorite of mine. Because yeah, they are kind of the first style that I feel in love with. Can’t wait to try your seasoning mix!

    • Karen Lyon

      I just made these tacos, they absolutely rock. That seasoning mix is the best. You won’t be disappointed.

  2. Gerry Speirs

    Life just wouldn’t be life without taco night, love the ground chicken swerve!

  3. Heather Christo

    There is nothing better than taco night! This chicken looks awesome- love all the spices!

  4. Laura Stanton

    I used the taco seasoning on chicken breast as a rub for grilling and it was so good! Made a taco salad with lettuce,corn, zucchini, cheese and the chicken… all topped with sour cream, guacamole and Gaby’s chipotle salsa!! Served with corn bread on the side.

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  6. emily

    these are so good i’ve made them a BUNCH. i didn’t like ground chicken/turkey tacos before this recipe…. thank you!.

  7. Lucia Ruiz

    How many oz (or grams) of ground beef or chicken per taco is requieres? Aprox? Please help a girl from Peru! I’m throwing a taco party for 11 people. thanks!

  8. Liz Morris

    We had these tonight. My picky 2 and 5 yr olds LOVED! They were so good, this one is going into rotation and next time I’m making a double batch. I also squeezed the juice from half a lime over the finished chicken mixture and it was amazing. Thank you!!

  9. Leann

    Just curious, is the homemade taco seasoning mention above, spicy? It looks amazing but my family is picky as all get out with spicy food. I’d love to make these.

  10. Jana

    Thx, I bought ground chicken for tacos & found ur recipe. It really helped SPICE up our tacos, added a tad of ketchup. Gracias!

  11. Cara

    If I used 2 pounds of ground chicken, would I just double the seasoning recipe?

  12. Satah

    How much seasoning? I wanted to use your taco senorita seasoning instead of making the homemade one!

  13. MaryJo P. Glover

    These were possibly the BEST ground chicken nachos I’ve ever made!!! Thanks, Gaby! The spice mix was perfect!

  14. Carla

    5 stars
    We loved it. We made the tacos with ground turkey. I cut the salt in half due to diet restrictions but that did not hurt the outcome at all.

  15. Kim W

    5 stars
    Made these Tacos tonight with chicken and topped with the corn, poblano, avocado salad basically as a salsa. The taco meat seasoning is really flavorful. Will keep this in the regular rotation! And, omg the corn, avocado salad is a summer must.

  16. Beverly Pinedo

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious!
    My son, his friend, and I devoured these tacos right up! I had a little meat left so I used it to make a chicken quesadilla the next morning. Absolutely delicious!
    This recipe is a keeper!

  17. Melissa McCoy

    Do I use the entire recipe of taco seasoning mix to 1 pound of ground chicken? I saw comments on the taco seasoning recipe post that said the recipe was good for 2 pounds of chicken/turkey? I am only making one pound of ground chicken, how much seasoning mix do I use for 1 pound? Also, will 2 TBS of water be enough liquid? Most packaged taco seasoning mixes call for much more. I don’t want the tacos to be dry. My son is on a strict diet and I am trying to assure him that eating “healthy” can still taste delicious. Thank you!

    • Gaby

      I would use 2-3 tablespoons per pound of ground meat and 2 tablespoons of water! You can add more if you prefer