Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Everyone loves taco night, and these tacos are perfect for a busy weeknight!
  • Made in one pan and ready in under 30 minutes!
  • This healthy recipe can fit any diet, so use whatever tortilla shells you want. Keep things whole30 or low-carb with some lettuce shells or grain free with Siete tortillas.
  • We give you some topping ideas, but use whatever you prefer and/or have on hand. Our 5-Minute Homemade Chipotle Aioli is a crowd favorite! 😉

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How to make the best ground chicken tacos (step-by-step)

Overhead image of chopped onion and a ramekin of seasonings on a cutting board.
Prep onion and mix taco seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
Stirring chopped onion in a skillet while it cooks.
Cook onion, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes.
Stirring ground chicken and onion in skillet as chicken cooks until browned.
Add in ground chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 7-8 minutes.
Overhead image of taco fixings on a cutting board - corn tortillas, grated cheese, chopped cabbage and cilantro.
While the chicken cooks, gather/prepare your serving/topping items.
Pouring seasoning mixture into the skillet with the chicken and onion.
Add in the taco seasoning.
Stirring seasoning into the chicken mixture in the skillet.
Mix to coat the ground chicken. Remove from heat and serve.
Overhead image of three tacos in a bowl with taco fixings surrounding the bowl - extra tortillas, a bowl of ground chicken mixture.

Ingredient notes

  • Ground Chicken – You can sub any ground meat. We love how chicken and turkey are mild and take on the flavor of the seasonings. If you want more richness to the meat, try ground beef, elk or pork.
  • Tortillas – We used corn tortillas for these photos, but you can use whatever tortillas fit your dietary preferences (lettuce shells, cabbage, Siete, etc.)
  • Toppings – We offer some ideas, but go for whatever sounds good. If you have 5 extra minutes, try our Chipotle Aioli!

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Overhead close up image of three tacos in a bowl. Ground chicken mixture, chopped cabbage, cilantro and shredded cheese on top.
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Our Favorite Ground Chicken Tacos (So Easy!)

This 25-minute recipe for ground chicken tacos is a quick weeknight dinner that’s easy to get on the table fast. Mix and match toppings to please the whole family!


For the tacos:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken

For the taco seasoning:

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

For serving (customize as desired):

  • taco shells of choice, (crunchy, corn tortillas, etc.)
  • chopped lettuce or cabbage
  • chopped onion and cilantro
  • shredded cheese


  • Prep the onion as noted and prepare the taco seasoning by mixing all of the taco seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in the oil. Once the pan is hot, add in the onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the ground chicken and break it into small pieces. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned and cooked through, about 7-8 minutes.
  • While the chicken cooks, gather/prepare your serving/topping items.
  • Add in the taco seasoning and mix to coat the ground chicken. Remove from heat.
  • Serve the warm ground chicken in tortillas/taco shells with lettuce, onion, cilantro and cheese, or your other desired toppings.

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Our Favorite Ground Chicken Tacos (So Easy!)Our Favorite Ground Chicken Tacos (So Easy!)