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Fajita Seasoning

Fajita Seasoning

Homemade Fajita Seasoning, using spices easily found in most pantries, is so much better than store bought. Everyone agrees the recipe is fantastic, but you can always modify or adjust the various seasonings and salt levels to your liking. Use this mix as a marinade or for chicken, steak, or shrimp fajitas. You can also sprinkle it onto meat and vegetables to add amazing flavor to your favorite dinner recipes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 12


  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  • Add all ingredients to bowl and whisk well to combine.
    bowl of various spices
  • Use immediately as a marinade with 3 tablespoons of oil, 1 tablespoon of water, and the juice of one lime with sliced steak, chicken, or shrimp. Otherwise, store in airtight container in pantry for future use. Recipe can easily be increased.


Nutritional info based on seasonings only (not full fajita recipe) and should be enough to season six servings.
  • Substitutions: If you're missing any of the ingredients, you might be able to find a good alternative with a quick internet search. Likewise, you can increase or decrease any of the amounts based on preference, however I found this balance worked perfectly.
  • Using whole spices: Out of pure convenience, I almost always use ground spices. Whole spices, however, add the most flavor when ground just prior to adding to the recipe. If you have any of these spices in their whole format, just finely grind before measuring and adding to the seasoning mixture.


Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg