Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

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Need to spice up taco night at your home? Make Fajitas instead! Here’s a simple homemade Fajita Seasoning recipe that you can make with other pantry staples.

Need to spice up taco night at your home? Make Fajitas instead! Here's a simple homemade Fajita Seasoning recipe that you can make with other pantry staples.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

I’m pulling this recipe out of the archives! This recipe for Fajita Seasoning was one of the very first recipes that I posted here on the blog way back in 2009. While it’s a great little recipe if you are looking for a different blend than you standard Taco Seasoning, it needed a little updating so I’ve had it hidden for a few years because I forgot to do the updating!

This is a great recipe that we use for a fajita seasoning mix. It’s really good because you can add as little or as much as you want.

If you do not use chicken bouillon in your home you can leave that ingredient out and add slightly less of the blend to each recipe. Also, you can use homemade chicken stock in it’s place (which is what we do) or it will work just fine if it’s left out entirely.

Remember, you can also dry your own powdered chicken broth to use in recipes like this OR you can use the Faux Bouillon recipe found in my book Little House Living.

Fajita Seasoning Mix


  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch or another starch
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoons sugar Optional
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons crushed chicken bouillon cube Optional (can use homemade)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. Combine all ingredients. Pour into a glass or plastic container and store in a cool dry place.


Keep this recipe in your Recipe Binder and use as needed.

When using this on your fajita meat or ingredients, you’ll want to use about 3 tablespoons. This recipe will make the equivalent of 3 seasoning packets from the store. Three tablespoons will season roughly 1-2 pounds of meat and/or veggies. Depending on how flavorful or spicy you want your dish to be.

If you are making a smaller amount or meat or fajita ingredients you can just use a smaller amount of the mixture.

Here are some other homemade seasoning mixes you might enjoy:

Do you enjoy making homemade mixes?

Merissa Bio

This Homemade Fajita Seasoning recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in November 2009. It has been updated as of January 2022.

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  1. Would you consider this to be the same as taco seasoning, or do you have one for taco seasoning? I just found your site, and love it, wish I had found it sooner.

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  3. Hi Merissa. I found your site a few years ago and have loved every bit of it. You are such a real, homey person. Your recipes are easy to follow and delicious. I thank God that i found your site. I am a stay home Mom with 5 children…….we live off grid…….so thank you for what you are doing here!!!!!! Muchly appreciated and useful to me.

  4. Thank you for this recipe. I have many things that I cannot eat and your recipes allow me to customize them to fit my diet.