Perfect for Chicken or Pork – Taco Chicken Marinade

taco chicken marinade

I am always on the lookouts for chicken marinades. With summer right around the corner, the grill will get used much more often, but this one will be great in the oven too! It won’t seem like it, since the ingredients are so easy but this taco chicken marinade will surprise you.

Now you can use store bought taco seasoning, but unless you get it on sale with a coupon, you are paying too much. I highly recommend making your own homemade taco seasoning. Our homemade recipe is awesome and easy to throw together! Plus it is a nice money saver. Making your own taco seasoning will save you 50% or more than those seasoning packets.

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The results:

My kids gobbled up the chicken. I was hoping to have extra for lunch, but they all had seconds. At first they asked for ketchup. We told them they needed to taste it first. After one bite, they said the chicken was so good it didn’t need ketchup. Coming from little kids… that is a compliment! 😉

You just have to try this recipe! I don’t think you will be disappointed! We grilled this recipe, and it is wonderful. However, we have thrown it all the crock pot and we love it that way too!

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Taco Chicken Marinade
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  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup oil (vegetable or olive oil will work)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ packet of taco seasoning (or two tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning)
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl. Wisk together until combined.
  2. Pour over the chicken and marinate atleast 30 minutes (or longer if you want).
  3. Grill, bake, or broil. This marinade is delicious!
  4. **This marinade will be enough for 3 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts. I am thinking this would also taste awesome on pork!


grilled taco chicken marinadeSince we are talking about marinades and grilling make sure you check out these other delicious recipes:


  1. Marcie says:

    making this for dinner tonight. I didn’t have lemon juice but had lime juice. will that make a difference?

  2. Carrie says:

    I think that will work perfectly.

  3. Sounds awesome. Flavourful and tasty!


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