This chicken fajita seasoning mix is our go-to seasoning for perfect authentic fajitas every time!
There are several reasons for creating your own homemade seasoning mix aside from the fact that homemade mixes are considerably cheaper than their store-bought counterparts. I love being able to control the amount of sodium in recipes, plus avoid suspected hormone disrupting chemicals such as msg (Monosodium glutamate).
Chicken Fajita Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon crushed chicken bouillon cube
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Combine the ingredients in a bowl, mixing well, then transfer to a spice jar. This makes 3 1/2 Tbs (or enough to season 3 pounds of poultry).
Use 1 slightly rounded tablespoon per pound of meat for seasoning.
To Use Seasoning Mix:
In a bowl, marinating dish or gallon size ziplock bag combine 1 pound of sliced chicken breast, 2 Tbs olive oil, and 1 slightly rounded tablespoon of chicken fajita seasoning mix. Stir to coat, let it rest while preparing the veggies.
Cut 1 large onion, 1 large red bell pepper, and 1 large green bell pepper into thin strips. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat, add the onions and peppers, saute until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
Add the seasoned chicken strips to the skillet, cooking 5-6 minutes until browned. Return the sauteed peppers and onions to the pan, stir to evenly season.
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