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Fajita seasoning is a perfect blend of spices to create mouth-watering fajitas and other delicious dishes with just the right amount of heat!!

A homemade mix of fajita seasoning is perfect for your Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas or steak Fajitas.

Fajita Seasoning ingredients in a white and red bowl.

We Love a Good Seasoning

If you love Mexican food like we do, Fajitas are sure to be a favorite! There is nothing better than a Flour Tortilla filled with perfectly spiced, sizzling Chicken Fajitas smothered in a flavorful rub.

Once you make homemade fajita seasoning or Taco Seasoning, you’ll never buy it from the store again. Both will take your dinners to the next level of flavor!

Why we love it:

  • Not just for fajitas. Use fajita seasoning to elevate the flavor of various dishes, from veggies to Scrambled Eggs.
  • Make a big batch. We like to triple this homemade seasoning to have enough to store to use for future recipes. It takes meats to a whole new level!
  • A healthier option. Control the sodium and sugar content to create a healthier alternative to store-bought seasoning packets, it’s cost-effective too!
  • Pick your protein. Use these spice blends on your favorite protein from chicken, steak, shrimp, or tofu. Just add Flour Tortillas and pick your Mexican side dishes!
A variety of spices poured into a white bowl.

Pantry STaple INgredients

  • cornstarch
  • chili powder
  • salt
  • paprika
  • sugar
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • cumin

For even more added flavor: add a bit of lime juice as well!

Fajita Seasoning blend used on chicken strips.

How to Make Fajita Seasoning from Scratch

  1. JUST COMBINE! Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir in an airtight container until ready to use.

You can always use more or less, but generally, I like to use 1 tablespoon of fajita spice mix per pound of meat.

Add to your choice of beef or chicken: chicken breasts, chicken thighs, skirt steak and flank steak are our go-to’s.

Steak fajitas and veggies cooking in a skillet on the stove.

Recipe Tips

  • Variations. Adjust the homemade fajita seasoning mix to your taste. Increase or decrease any of the ingredients. Include anything from chipotle powder to a dash of cocoa powder. 
  • Not just for fajitas. This better-than-store-bought fajita seasoning adds flavor:
  • STORE. Homemade fajita seasoning recipe can last up to 6 months when stored in a dry place. It’s best stored in a glass jar, but any airtight container will do.
Fajita Seasoning blend in a white bowl.

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5 from 9 votes

Fajita Seasoning

By: Lil’ Luna
Fajita seasoning is a perfect blend of spices to create mouth-watering fajitas and other delicious dishes with just the right amount of heat!!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
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Instructions 

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients. Stir in an airtight container until ready to use. This recipe can be doubled or tripled to make a larger batch to store for future use.

Notes

STORE. Homemade fajita seasoning can last up to 6 months when stored in a dry place. It’s best stored in a glass jar, but any airtight container will do.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2398mg, Potassium: 198mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 2405IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: Mexican
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10 Comments

  1. Betty L says:

    5 stars
    I have been looking for Homemade Seasonings this one looks really good.Thank you

  2. Natasha says:

    5 stars
    I love this fajita seasoning recipe! It’s way healthier than storebought and more delicious too! I always make this at home since I found this recipe!

  3. jo says:

    5 stars
    This mix adds that perfect kick to your chicken or steak fajitas. Easy, flavorful, and delicious everytime!

  4. Kellie Hemmerly says:

    5 stars
    Currently stocking my pantry with this seasoning. I love that it’s made with whole ingredients!

  5. Kristina R says:

    5 stars
    I love that these are all items I keep in my cupboard. The combination makes a delicious fajita.

  6. Natasha says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is a perfect blend of spices, I have used this for our fajitas recipe and loved it so much!

  7. katerina @ diethood.com says:

    5 stars
    I love making my own seasoning! This sounds incredible! I can’t wait to give it a try!

  8. Agnes says:

    Oh this is SO great to have on hand for easy weeknight dinners! Thank you!

  9. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    I love being able to make my own seasoning mixes. Perfect for fajitas!

  10. Joy says:

    5 stars
    I always need this on hand! I love using it in recipes! Thank you for sharing this!