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posted: 05/09/18

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This Fajita Seasoning Recipe is easy to make and perfect for easy dinners! With this recipe you can make enough for one dish, or make a big batch to keep in your pantry! This is the best chicken fajita seasoning, try it in my Baked Chicken Fajitas!

fajita seasoning recipe in a small dish with ingredients separated

Can I tell you a small known fact that you didn’t know?

This time last year I was working on a cookbook. ????

I know, crazy . . . because at this very moment you are not actually holding my cookbook. I was days away from pressing the go button on the whole thing and then I had a life flash before me moment. I have nothing but the utmost respect for all my great blogging friends who have written cookbooks and continue to write them and aspire to write more.

But you guys.

They are a TON of work. I realized that it would take away from this blog. And more importantly, it would take away from my kids. So I pressed the pause button HARD.

Some day, there might be a cookbook. Maybe. Or maybe there will be a book all about my weird life experiences surrounding grief – because I think that the world would benefit more from that.

But in the meantime, the good news is that all those recipes that I was developing for the cookbook are going to show up on ye here blog. The first one was these fun White Chicken Chili Stuffed Peppers.

The next one is going to be a twist on fajitas, and for that to happen, we need this homemade fajita seasoning! I made some fajitas the other day with this fajita seasoning, and my husband looked at me while eating them and said, “Something is different.” Eeeeep!! I was going after the taste you get in the fajita seasoning packet you buy in the store . . . and he said this is BETTER!

Whew!

fajita seasoning in a glass jar

WHAT IS IN FAJITA SEASONING

People make their fajita seasoning all differently, but I was going after the taste you get from a fajita seasoning packet, and based on my family’s reviews, this one is even better.

  • corn starch – not a spice, but it totally helps the seasoning bind to the meat you are cooking it with
  • chili powder
  • salt
  • paprika
  • oregano
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
overhead view of fajita seasoning recipe in a small dish with ingredients separated

HOW DO YOU USE THIS FAJITA SEASONING

This recipe is broken down into a small batch, perfect for one pound of meat, or a big batch so you always have some on hand. Use three tablespoons of this mix with one pound of meat, like in these Baked Chicken Fajitas.

homemade fajita seasoning in a measuring spoon
fajita seasoning recipe in a small dish with ingredients separated
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Fajita Seasoning Recipe

Serves: 1 ounce
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Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Fajita Seasoning Recipe is so simple to throw together and perfect for making easy dinners even easier!  With this recipe you can make enough for one dish, or make a big batch for lots of recipes!  This is the best chicken fajita seasoning!

Ingredients

For 1 ounce or 3 Tablespoons

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For a Big Batch (8 recipes worth)

  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oregano
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients.
  • Use 3 tablespoons in place of a packet of seasoning mix or for one pound of meat.
Serving: 1ounce Calories: 60kcal (3%) Carbohydrates: 13g (4%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 1g (2%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 2443mg (106%) Potassium: 184mg (5%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 6g (7%) Vitamin A: 2350IU (47%) Vitamin C: 0.8mg (1%) Calcium: 30mg (3%) Iron: 1.6mg (9%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican

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  1. averie @ averie cooks says

    GREAT call on NOT going through with your cookbooks. So much work the next time we are in person I will tell you my thoughts more and how they impacted my life in a huge way, and not a good one. I have the utmost respect for our peers who continue to write them and love them but so much work!

    Your fajita seasoning sounds so handy to keep on hand!

  2. Adele says

    Need recipe for fajitas

  3. Susan Yob Babick says

    Hi , I signed up for your emails, and I’m trying to get the recipe for the Steak Fajita Soup,. So from the email it sent me back to the original post. But it keeps popping up for me to put in my email. So needless to say.. I still haven’t been able to get the recipe.☹️
    HELP!

    Thanks,

    Susan
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    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so sorry to hear that Susan! I haven’t had anyone else have that problem. If it happens again, there is a little X on the box where you should be able to close out of it.

  4. Helen Lazzaro says

    With the variety of Chili Powders, could you tell me what are the ingredients of the chili powder you use ?
    Which chili powder is the best to use for Fajitas?
    Penzy’s chili powder contains: Ancho chili pepper, cumin, garlic and Mexican oregano.

    • Lisa Longley says

      So many different chili powders would be great in this. I tend to have McCormick’s on hand, but also love Penzy’s.

  5. deidre says

    5 stars
    Can you tell me what paprika you use? Sweetish or with some heat? Or does it even matter?

    • Lisa Longley says

      My paprika just says paprika. I would suggest not making it with one with heat because of the chili powder. That said, it would be fun to play around with it too.

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