We love fajitas. They are a great quick and easy meal that my whole family loves. One of the ways that I save money making fajitas is to make my own seasoning at home. Homemade fajita seasoning is so easy to make.
I like to make up a large batch and keep it in a jar. This way I have it anytime I want to make fajitas, sheet pan fajitas, crock pot fajitas, or any other recipes that uses fajita seasoning.
I have been making this fajita seasoning for years. It is the closest to the store bought version that I have found and we love it.
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
Make fajita seasoning at home. You can control the ingredients when you make it at home.
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 1/2 -3 teaspoons chili powder (vary according to how spicy you like it)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- Combine ingredients. Set aside.
- Cook 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts that have been cut into strips.
- Cook in oil until almost done, about 5- 6 minutes.
- Add seasoning with 1/2 cup water. Mix well and finish cooking.
- In a separate pan cook sliced onions and peppers (we like to mix up green, yellow, and red, or whatever is on sale) until tender in a little oil.
- Stir vegetables into the seasoned chicken.
- Serve on warm tortillas.
- You can also use sliced steak for this recipe.
- You can make a lot of the seasoning mix and keep in a container to have any time you want to make fajitas.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 13Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 471mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutritional values are approxomite and aren't always accurate.
ru4real @ Healthy Living
I’m just looking through your great recipes and this one caught my eye. I love the thought of making my own fajita seasoning mix. I wonder why it never occurred to me before?!
Thank you for this recipe! I am excited to try it. We never have fajitas because I hate buying the mixes. Like the other comment I never thought to make my own.
Love your site! It keeps getting better and better. Thanks for all the homemade recipes for seasonings, sauces, cream soups (a favorite).
Keep them coming Lynn and blessings to you.
Lynn, would you consider a future e-book with this kind of homemade seasoning mixes and sauces?
@LisaB, I hope to do an ebook later this year of all my favorite make at home foods like seasoning, sauces, etc. because I think there are quite a few readers that would find that helpful.
Is there a healthy alternative to the boullion cubes? We can’t tolerate the MSG and other nasty stuff in them.
@Soccy, Many boullions also contain gluten, which several in my family can not have, so I often just leave the boullion out and I have not noticed a huge difference. I hope that helps and that you enjoy it.
@Lynn, Mrs. Miller’s has a Chicken Flavored Soup base which is gluten free and MSG free. Mrs Millers is based out of Fredericksburg, Ohio and is available at bulk food stores.
I Play Outside The Box
Sounds like a great alternative! I pinned this on my Pinterest…hope it brings you lots of traffic!
The list says 0 sodium. There is no way this has no sodium with a teaspoon of salt and chicken bullion.
The fat, cholesterol are 0 but the sodium is not shown as 0 it is shown as 471. I hope that helps.