Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Raid your spice drawer to find the ingredients for this simple homemade fajita seasoning. It’s less expensive and lower in sodium than seasoning packets sold in the store. Use it to season chicken, steak, shrimp or veggies for your fajitas, and serve them with your favorite toppings.

Recipe and photograph by Kimme Hargrove

2 tablespoons corn starch

4 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Add all ingredients to an airtight container (a small mason jar works great), and shake vigorously until combined. Store until ready to use.

To use, measure approximately 1 tablespoon per serving, and sprinkle over protein of choice. For example, use 1 tablespoon seasoning per 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast.

To cook in a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil, then add seasoned chicken (or beef or shrimp) to the hot pan. When meat is almost cooked through, add ½ cup water. Simmer until reduced and thickened. Slice to serve with tortillas and fajita toppings.

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