Make your own all-purpose fajita seasoning at home with just 6 basic spices! You can use our homemade fajita seasoning recipe on chicken, steak, veggies, soup, and more.
Our Favorite Homemade Seasoning
Ditch the store-bought fajita seasoning packet and make your own spice blend at home! I love making fajita anything in my kitchen! My favorite fajita recipe is our fajita breakfast burritos.
When I am craving fajitas I always forget to pick up a fajita packet from the grocery store. Like, there is nothing worse than you’re about to make some chicken fajitas or steak fajitas and you have no chicken fajita seasoning at home to use.
The great thing about this seasoning is that you can use it on pretty much any protein (including beef, seafood, chicken, etc.), on veggies, on beans, and even as an all-purpose seasoning for really anything (speaking from experience).
How to Make Fajita Seasoning
Have no fear, making your own fajita spice mix in your own kitchen is so simple! You need 6 basic spices, plus a cute little jar to house your spice mix.
Collect Fajita Spices
Like I mentioned above, you only need 6 different spices to make a basic homemade fajita seasoning. Chances are, you already have these in your cabinet, too!
- chili powder
- ground cumin
- garlic powder
Mix your fajita seasoning together in a small bowl. This is the step when you can double or triple the recipe so that you can have more for later!
Spice Tip: I wanted to mention that this specific recipe isn’t super spicy. If you like a lot of spice, you can up your paprika by 1/2 to 1 teaspoon or add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper!
Transfer into Jar & Seal
I like to save old spice jars just in case I want to make my own mix like this one! If you don’t have any spice jars laying around, you can always store your fajita seasoning in a plastic baggie or any airtight container!
How much fajita seasoning should I use?
Per pound of meat, we recommend using 3 to 4 teaspoons of seasoning. A good rule of thumb is to start small and continue adding to taste.
How long does fajita seasoning last?
We recommend storing your homemade spice mix in an airtight container and storing it in a cool, dark, and dry place for up to 3-5 months.
Fajita Seasoning Tips and Ideas
I thought I’d give a few helpful hints and tips when it comes to our homemade fajita seasoning! Why? Well, everyone has a slightly different palette and there are so many different ways you can use this delicious mix!
Add more heat! This fajita seasoning is a bit mild. No fear, this can easily be fixed! Add more paprika or even another hot spice such as cayenne pepper.
Spice rub: you can use this fajita mix as a spice rub for any kind of meat such as chicken, beef, carnitas, or shrimp. Give your meat a nice pat down and let sit for about 20 minutes before cooking your preferred method.
DIY tortilla chips: ever made our own tortilla chips? This spice mix would be so yummy sprinkled on top of chips!
Swap your taco seasoning: need taco seasoning but all out? Try and use your fajita seasoning for a similar flavor!
Roasted veggies: if you’re a roasted veggie girl like me, you’d die with the flavor this seasoning gives your veggies. Follow our tutorial for how to roast sweet potatoes, but sprinkle on this spice mix instead!
Turn it into a marinade: combine a few teaspoons of seasoning with some olive oil and lime juice and you’ve got yourself a fajita marinade!
Recipes with Fajita Seasoning
- Fajita Nachos
- Grilled Chicken Fajita Kebabs
- Turkey Fajita Egg Cups
- Turkey Fajita Meal Prep Bowls
- Chicken Fajita Breakfast Bake
Spice Jars We Love
In case you’re in the market for some cute spice jars for homemade spice mixes, check out some of my favorites below! They’re super affordable and in the long run, you’ll end up saving money especially if you start buying your basic spices in bulk!
- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoons salt*
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- Place all ingredients in a small jar or airtight container.
- Mix the spices togehter and seal.
- Store in a cool, dark place for up to 3-5 months.
Tips & Notes
- Salt: add more salt as desired.
- Feel free to double or triple this recipe!
- This recipe is made with less salt than other fajita seasonings. Feel free to add more to taste!
Serving Size: 2 teaspoons Calories: 15 calories Sugar: 2 Fat: 1 Carbohydrates: 3 Fiber: 1
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SeasoningMethod: No BakeCuisine: MexicanDiet: Gluten Free
Keywords: fajita seasoning