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Chicken Fajita Seasoning Mix

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This chicken fajita seasoning mix is our go-to seasoning for perfect authentic fajitas every time!

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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).

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Chicken Fajita Seasoning Mix

You’ll Need:
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon crushed chicken boullion 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 tablespoons (or enough to season 3 pounds of poultry).

Use 1 slightly rounded tablespoon per pound of meat for seasoning.

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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.

Serve with warm tortillas, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream, if desired.

homemade chicken fajitas with tortillas, sour cream, cheese and avocado

Controlling the Ingredients

In lieu of recent commentary on the recipe, I thought I’d clarify a few points about the ingredients.

In order to control the sodium and MSG, you’ll need to pay attention to the ingredients and brands that you choose to use in your homemade chicken fajita seasoning mix. If you want to lower the sodium, choose a sodium-free chicken boullion, such as Herb-Ox. You might also wish to replace the one teaspoon of salt in the recipe with a salt replacement of your choice.

If you want to avoid MSG, use a brand of boullion that does not contain monosodium glutamate, such as Knorr selects chicken boullion. That’s the best part about making recipes from scratch, you can control the ingredients or substitute for items that suit your own dietary needs and desires.

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Chicken Fajita Seasoning Mix

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
This delicious, flavorful chicken fajita seasoning mix is our go-to seasoning for perfect authentic fajitas every time!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
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Total Time 5 mins
Course Homemade Mixes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 packets
Calories 24 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl, mixing well, then transfer to a spice jar. This makes 3 1/2 tablespoons (or enough to season 3 pounds of poultry).
  • Use 1 slightly rounded tablespoon per pound of meat for seasoning.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 918mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 518IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 4g
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How to Make Chicken Fajitas using Homemade Chicken Fajita Seasoning Mix

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Chicken Fajitas

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Easy Chicken Fajitas from our Homemade chicken fajita seasoning mix
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound raw chicken breast thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chicken fajita seasoning mix slightly rounded
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, marinating dish or gallon size ziplock bag combine 1 pound of thinly 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.
  • Serve with warm tortillas, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream, if desired.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1FajitaCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 25gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 633mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1470IUVitamin C: 89mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 6g
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