By Kathy at Food.com on May 09, 2002
Photo by AmandaInOz
Photo by AmandaInOz
"Rather than buying fajita seasoning, it's easy to make your own. Approximately 2 tablespoons equals 1 store-bought seasoning packet."
Serving Size: 1 (30 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"We really enjoyed the chicken fajitas I made for supper using your wonderful Fajita Seasoning Mix. It's so quick to mix and tastes a million times better than commercial seasonings! Believe I've bought my last packaged! Thanks a bunch for posting. Laudee C."
"This recipe is out friggin' standing!
I was using Taco Bell brand packaged fajita mix prior to finding this recipe. I never thought anything could be as good as the T.B. packages. When the packages became hard to come by, I thought I'd experiment with some homemade mixes.
When I saw that this recipe had over 110 positive reviews, I thought I'd give it a shot.
It's actually BETTER than the. seasoning that I've been using for years. Made the recipe exactly as described, and used about one Tablespoon per pound of cooked chicken meat. I'll probably experiment with adding a bit more 'heat' ala cayenne and crushed red pepper, (because I have a preference for hot food) but this recipe is fantastic right out of the box."
"I love to make my own mixes and this one is a winner!!! Way less expensive when you figure out the cost of making vs. buying. Great flavor!!!!"
"Not bad but too much salt if you ask me. I cut the salt in half, omitted the bullion, doubled the cumin, and quadrupled the garlic powder. Ended up with just as much flavor with less sodium."
"I saw the comments about this not tasting like Lawry's... I think I found the "trick", add lime juice and worchestershire sauce to meat. My husband is also a die hard Lawry's fan!!! I've tried other fajita recipes in the past and he disliked every one... until now. He said these were the best ever! The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is I felt the recipe did need the extra "kick" of lime & worchestershire."
"Made fajitas with leftover turkey, red peppers, and onions with this - had to use the whole batch and added a little water to the mix while frying. I was a little nervous using this recipe with the turkey (I also added a little lime juice that was left over in a bottle) but we loved it! My 2 year old daughter ate 3 fajitas herself!"
"Loved it, Easy and Very tasty. Thank you!"
"This was wonderful! Perfect balance of sweet, salty and spicy. I had a couple tiny changes- I used pepper flakes instead of the cayenne because I didn't have any, and also added a tiny bit of cinnamon (combining your recipe with another I found on recipezaar). I used it to make my very first chicken fajitas! Thanks for posting :)"
"me and my dad were thinkin about what to make for dinner . we just bought some steaks to fry up with some sweet peppers and onions and we were debating on what to use to season it and i wanted something with a bold but sweet flavor not a steak season. i found this and it is a verry tasty recipie. and its not real tangy. thank you verry much it made for a great adition to the dinner."
"I needed seasoning for chicken because I was making quesadillas. I didn't want to go the taco seasoning route, so I thought of the next best thing.. fajitas. Funny part is I knew about half of the ingredients before seeing the recipe lol. Chicken came out FANTASTIC!! I used chicken cutlets. Usually I just by preseasoned, precut, precooked chicken, but it's expensive. It was so hard not to eat the chicken while I was cutting it for quesadillas lol. Saving this recipe and using it again!"
"Loved it!!!!! This is by far the best fajita seasoning. My family loved it, they ate away with smiles : ). I didn't make any changes, it's perfect the way it is written. I left my chicken marinade in the seasoning for about 4 hours and straight to the grill. This is a keeper, thanks for sharing this little gem."
"This is by far the best fajita seasoning I've ever been able to make at home. When I read the reviews, I assumed it was going to be good, but tasting it on both chicken and beef cemented that belief. It isn't too hot, but has enough kick to liven up the two meats. I will be making this again real soon!"
"I made chicken fajitas using your spice mixture and they tasted just like fajitas from our local Mexican restaurant. This will be my go to spice from now on as I normally spend a whooping $2.98 a package for seasoning that only tastes half as good as this. Thank you so much for the great recipe Kathy at Food.com!"
"This was easy and I had everything I needed on my spice/herb shelf. I skipped the chili and cayenne (little ones don't like it). Made one batch with chicken bouillon and the second with beef bouillon. I used the dry packets that I get in the Mexican food section. Everyone loved it! I'll never by store fajita mix again. Thank you for sharing!"
"Delicious! Enough for 2-3 batches. Put some lime juice on the chicken, cooked it, stirred in this mix, added some stock & veggies. Really good. Subbed red pepper flakes for cayanne. Even our toddler ate it!"
"This is a great mix. I used it to make chicken fajitas but it would be just as good with steak. It has a nice rich taste to it but needs a bit more cayenne pepper Next time I will double that ingredient. also, I added two tbsp of the mix to a cup of water in the same pan as the cooked meat and veggies, yum yum!"
"I forgot to buy fajita seasoning at the store, so I went online to find a recipe. This one sounded pretty good, so I gave it a shot. My family thought it was okay, but it definitely didn't have as much flavor as the packets (we aren't loyal to any one brand... we use what's on sale). I'd probably use this recipe again in a pinch, but I think we still prefer store-bought. Thanks for sharing your recipe... you really helped me out of a bind. :)"
"I haven't bought a packet of seasoning mix since we found this recipe about 3 years ago! We all love it."
"I signed up for this site just to rate this recipe - it was so easy, and we had everything to make it already. Best part, it was delicious in our steak and shrimp fajitas. So easy, so tasty, I am sharing it with others. I will never buy fajita mix!"