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.
Fajitas of any kind are a staple in my household. What makes our steak fajitas and chicken fajitas truly the best dinners is our homemade fajita seasoning. No weird fillers or additives, just 6 basic spices you already have.
Our blend is mild in spice level, but can easily be modified if you like it spicy. You can use it on 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
Below is the spice combination you need for homemade fajita seasoning!
- chili powder
- ground cumin
- garlic powder
Make it spicy
We mentioned that this spice blend is mild in flavor. If you like it spicy, feel free to add 1/2 teaspoon more paprika or 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne powder.
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 6 months.
Recipes with Fajita Seasoning
How to Use this Fajita Seasoning Recipe
While the most classic way to use fajita seasoning is to season meat and veggies in fajitas, you can also use it in so many other ways
Meat rub: you can use this fajita mix as a spice rub for any kind of meat such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. Give your meat a nice pat down and let sit for about 20 minutes before cooking your preferred method.
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! Try our steak fajita marinade.