Don’t you just love a good fajita? I know I do. They’ve been a food I can’t get enough of lately, which is why they end up in my meal plans once or twice a month. I go back and forth between traditional fajitas in tortilla wraps and fajitas served over rice. While fajitas aren’t as popular with my kids as tacos are, they eat them as long as they aren’t too spicy — which I make sure of when I make my homemade fajita seasoning.Jump to Recipe
For those not familiar with fajitas, they’re pretty simple to cook. With just a few ingredients, it takes about 20 minutes to get them on the table. And with this homemade fajita seasoning recipe, you can adjust the spiciness (or lack of) to the tastes of your family members.
Making homemade fajita seasoning probably won’t save you a ton of money since one packet of seasoning costs $1-2, but have you read that ingredients list? There are definitely a few unpronounceable ingredients in there. It’s also nice to know that there’s one less thing you need to add to your ingredients list.
How to Make Fajita Seasoning
Fajita seasoning mix has got quite a few ingredients in it, but they’re pretty common spices that you probably already have. When I mix the seasoning up, I make up to ten times as much as the recipe calls for so I don’t have to make it so often. Plus, it fits nicely into a mason jar.
To make the fajita seasoning, I gather all the ingredients and measure out each of the ingredients into a bowl and mix.
If making a bulk batch, I layer them into a jar and then shake to mix. Do you have to layer them? No. Is it super pretty to see the layers and fun to shake the jar afterwards? Yes, yes it is.
To prepare the fajitas, we use a pound of chicken, two bell peppers, and one onion, all of which are sliced into strips. Cook up the chicken in olive oil. When the chicken is cooked, throw in the veggies and seasoning. When the vegetables soften a bit and it’s all looking quite sauced, you’re done. You can either wrap the chicken and vegetable mix in a flour tortilla or pile it onto rice (a perfect gluten-free option). We top our fajitas with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.
While I’m not one to make separate meals or many concessions for my kids’ dinners, I DO make one for fajitas. It’s literally zero extra work and it keeps everyone quiet. My children prefer raw peppers to cooked, so when I cut two peppers up I only cook one, leaving the other raw. I put the pepper slices on the side of my kids’ plates and they happily munch them up.
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch or Potato Starch
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Sugar
- ½ tsp Chili Powder Optional. Skip for less spice. Boost for more.
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Cumin
- ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper Optional. Skip for less spice. Boost for more.
- Mix all spices together in a bowl.
- Slice chicken and cook in olive oil over medium heat.
- When chicken is cooked, add sliced pepper and onion.
- Sprinkle fajita seasoning mix onto chicken and vegetables. Mix well.
Give this family friendly, not-too-spicy homemade fajita seasoning a try! You won’t be disappointed. Leave a comment if you try it!