Making your own seasoning mix is simple and fun. Give it a try! You will love the flavor this delicious mix gives your fajitas.
Use your leftover Fajita meat to make this awesome Chicken Fajita Casserole
I made very slight adaptations to this recipe I found on busycooks.about.com.
- 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)
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Pour into small glass or plastic container, seal tightly and store in a cool, dry place.
- Makes the equivalent of 3 packets of commercial or purchased Fajita Seasoning Mix.
- Use three tablespoons per 1 lb of meat or veggies.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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
- I serve them in flour tortillas with sour cream, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, black beans and pico de gallo.
Try this yummy Pico De Gallo with your fajitas!
Oh, and don’t forget a side of Spanish Rice!
These Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas will take your fajitas to a whole new level…they are so easy to make with the step by step instructions.
Happy New Year!
Keep it Real!