The best fajita seasoning recipe! You'll love this homemade seasoning using only 8 spices straight out of your pantry. This spice mix tastes amazing, is super simple to make, and it's healthy! No need to buy store-bought seasoning packets again.
This seasoning mix is gluten-free, sugar-free, low carb, and keto-friendly.
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Fajita Seasoning Mix
"If you are looking for a tasty fajita seasoning mix for chicken fajitas, beef, or pork - this is IT. Making your own seasoning mixes at home is EASY. I have been making this for years, and I'm super excited to share it with you!" 🙂 -Kori
Super Easy to Make
There is no comparison to making your own healthy homemade fajita season recipe. Use on chicken, beef, pork, and even vegetables.
Seasoning fajitas is easy! Using only 8 spices that are probably already in your pantry, you basically throw everything in a bowl or a lidded storage jar and mix it up.
I always extra and then keep it on hand for other recipes.
So Much Flavor
There is so much flavor in this fajita seasoning mix! All ingredients are natural, making this a healthy fajita seasoning mix for your next Mexican-inspired recipe adventure. You will never want to buy store-bought fajita mix again!
This recipe is on the mild side and you can add cayenne pepper to increase the heat to your liking.
Low Carb Keto Fajita Seasoning
This fajita seasoning recipe is low carb, keto, and gluten free! It's super simple to make and healthy. No need to buy store-bought seasoning packets again.
While the full nutritional value is provided at the end of the recipe card, here are the most important if you're following a low carb keto diet:
0.5 g fat | 0.4 g net carbs | 0.5 g protein
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How To Use
Need easy serving suggestions? Here are some ways that you can serve your healthy homemade fajita seasoning mix:
- Chicken Fajita Casserole
- Chicken Fajita Soup
- Tastes great on chicken breasts or thighs, steak, pork, vegetables to make tasty fajitas.
- Use it as a dry rub for chicken, beef pork or other favorite meat.
Ingredients and Tools
Here are the spices you'll need to make this fajita mix:
- Ground Mustard Powder
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Paprika - use regular or smoked paprika
- Oregano, dried
- Measuring spoons
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Airtight storage container - if you are planning on making extra to store for later use.
There are several ways you can vary or make substitutions to this fajitas spice mix:
- Play around with different types of herbs. You can even add some dried cilantro to boost the Mexican-inspired flavors.
- This recipe is more of a mild seasoning fajita mix so it's more flexible for most families. You can add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper for more spice.
- Try adding some dried lime peel for a little zesty flavor
Here's how to make fajita seasoning recipe - it's VERY EASY!!
Add all ingredients to a bowl or a lidded jar. Stir until everything is blended.
Use 1 recipe for every pound of meat.
- Use the freshest dried ingredients for best flavor.
- Save even more time and mix up several batches of this.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 1 year.
- Use 1 recipe for every pound of meat or chicken.
❓ Common Questions
How do you make fajitas from scratch?
Here's a quick and easy recipe for making fajitas from scratch:
- 1 recipe of our fajita seasoning mix (see recipe card below)
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 1 lb chicken or beef cut into 1/2" strips
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 1/4 cup water
- 8 flour tortillas
Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meat and cook for 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from skillet then add onion and bell pepper. Saute until tender.
Return meat to skillet, add seasoning mix, and water. Cook and stir until meat is cooked through and water has reduced. Serves 8
Serve with sour cream, salsa, shredded lettuce, and any other favorite fajita topping.
How do I marinate and or season meat for fajitas?
There are a couple of ways to marinate and season meat for fajitas. First, you can follow our simple fajita recipe above, or you can use the seasoning mix as a dry rub.
You can dry rub 1 lb of meat whole, or cut into pieces. Place in a plastic bag or an air-tight container and refrigerate for a few hours before cooking the meat. From there you can saute in a skillet until done, or you could even grill your meat.
How long can you keep homemade fajitas seasoning?
Your fajita seasoning mix will keep for up to 1 year if stored in an airtight container. Depending upon how fresh your dried herbs are they
Is fajita seasoning gluten free?
This fajita seasoning recipe is gluten-free, but other recipes and store-bought fajita seasoning packets may contain gluten.
Is fajita seasoning keto-friendly?
Yes, THIS is a keto fajita seasoning mix and has only 0.6 carbs.
How many carbs in fajita seasoning?
The carb content of store-bought fajita seasoning packets is around 3 g, and it varies by brand. This recipe only contains 1.1 g carbs, 0.5 g dietary fiber, and 0.6 g net carbs.
Can you make fajita seasoning ahead?
Yes, this fajita seasoning can easily be made ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container until you're ready!
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