This homemade Fajita Seasoning only takes a few minutes to mix together, and allows you to use quality spices free of MSG, anti-caking agents, and other additives. I love keeping it on hand for Chicken Fajitas!

There are so many benefits to making your own spice mixes at home, and fortunately there’s little reason not to, since it’s so quick and easy to do.

Fajita Seasoning - In a Small Bowl on Wooden Board

This fajita seasoning is better quality than any pre-mixed packet I can buy at the store, and I also love that there’s no added sugar or salt in the mix, let alone other chemicals and additives I really don’t want to eat.

The lack of salt is actually one of the best benefits though, as it allows me to season the meat directly with the proper amount of salt based on the weight, instead of trying to even it out with the amount of salt I estimate to be in the mix.

Much like the Sazon Seasoning I love so much for homemade Pulled Pork, that’s exactly the reason why I don’t believe in adding salt to any pre-made spice mixes. It’s easier that way!

How to Make Fajita Seasoning:

All you have to do is mix together chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, and cayenne pepper:

Fajita Seasoning Recipe - Served in a White Bowl on Wooden Board

It has a nice balance of herb and spice, without getting too hot. The cayenne pepper is quite slight, and can be left out if you really don’t want heat in your fajitas.

Simply mix the spices together, and it’s ready to add to Chicken Fajitas.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning - Stirred Together in a White Bowl with Metal Spoon

I like making big batches at a time, and keeping it in the pantry. Don’t forget to label it with the name and the date you mix it up. Enjoy!

Fajita Seasoning Questions and Tips:

Can Fajita Seasoning be Used For Tacos? They’re not quite the same, as taco seasoning has a lot more chili powder and less of the other ingredients, so I don’t recommend it.

Can Fajita Seasoning Go Bad? Eventually, but spices will last a good year or two before losing their flavor, so you’ve got time to use it up.

Is Fajita Seasoning Gluten-Free? This mix is gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar free, paleo, vegan, and Whole30 friendly.


Fajita Seasoning In a Small Bowl on Wooden Board

Fajita Seasoning

This simple Fajita Seasoning has a nice balance of herb and spice that's perfect for Chicken Fajitas.

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  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika (try smoked paprika if you have it)
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
  • .75 tsp onion powder
  • .75 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Mix all ingredients together, until combined.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use. Spices will generally keep well for a year or two before losing flavor.


This is a triple batch of fajita seasoning. In order to make one batch of my Chicken Fajitas that uses 2-3 lbs of chicken meat + 3 bell peppers + 2 onions, you only need 2 tbsp, which is about 1/3 of this mix. If you desire to make just enough for one batch of fajitas, click on the serving size "3" in the recipe box and change the serving size to "1" and it will automatically adjust the amounts for you.


Calories: 37kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 93mg, Potassium: 209mg, Fiber: 3g, Vitamin A: 2910IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 2.8mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.