Homemade Fajita Seasoning

This is a great recipe to make your own fajita seasoning without all the additives of store-bought packets. Make up a larger batch and store it in an airtight container for future use. This versatile spice blend is great on fajitas and grilled veggies alike.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Marinated strips usually of beef, chicken, or shrimp grilled or broiled and served usually with a flour tortilla, bell pepper strips, onion slices, and various savory toppings.

Fajita Origin

Who created Fajitas? History gives credit to Mexican ranch workers living in West Texas
Fajita is a Tex-Mex diminutive term for little strips of meat cut from the beef skirt, the most common cut used to make fajitas. Strips of meat are marinated in fajita seasoning made up of a few simple Mexican spices, like cumin and chili powder, plus some additional spices, like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.

Fajita Seasoning on chicken pieces

Homemade Fajita Seasoning on veggies

Try Homemade Fajita Seasoning in these dishes 

  • Fajita seasoned fried chicken: Add 1 tbsp into the flour mixture when coating the chicken.
  • Homemade Fajita Fries: Sprinkle fajita seasoning on cut fries before frying or baking.
  • Veggies: Before grilling veggies, sprinkle with seasoning.


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