How to Make Your Own Fajita Seasoning Mix
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I like to add a little smoked paprika, but if you don't have any, don't worry your mix will still be delicious!
Recipe type: Seasoning Mix
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2-1/2 ts.chicken bouillon (if you only have cubes, crush them up)
  • 1-1/2 ts. onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Pour into small glass or plastic container, seal tightly and store in a cool, dry place.
  3. Makes the equivalent of 3 packets of commercial or purchased Fajita Seasoning Mix.
  4. Use three tablespoons per 1 lb of meat or veggies.
  5. If grilling, rub mix on meat and let set (covered) in fridge for 1-3 hours. (you can also squeeze a little lime juice and olive oil on them before rubbing with seasoning)
  6. I like to rub chicken generously with seasoning and drizzle with olive oil and lemon or lime juice and bake at 350 degrees. I cover them and bake them for 2-3 hours or until they are shred easily. Don't drain the juice off, let it soak into the shredded chicken.
  7. Then I saute peppers and onions on the stove top with a little more seasoning until tender and mix them together with the chicken. YUMMY
  8. I serve them in flour tortillas with sour cream, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, black beans and pico de gallo.
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