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This versatile spice blend is ideal for both fajitas and roasted vegetables. Complete your menu with coriander and lime rice, guacamole, corn sauce, and a large batch of margaritas!
What is fajita seasoning made of?
Fajita seasoning is a mixture of chili powder, salt, paprika, sugar, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and a little cayenne pepper.
I included salt and sugar in my Fajita seasoning, but you can reduce or omit them as you see fit.
If you buy fajita seasonings in a package, it may contain ingredients like maltodextrin, modified cornstarch, caramel coloring, and yeast extract. Why not skip all of that and just add flavor?
Is there a difference between taco seasoning and fajita seasoning?
The taco seasoning contains a higher proportion of chili powder, as well as the addition of oregano flakes and red pepper, to give it more strength, while the fajita seasoning is more subtle in flavor and smoother on the palate.
How are fajitas made with fajita seasoning?
You can make fajitas with just the seasoning (MEDIA the seasoning recipe below for every 2 pounds of chicken).
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Here's an overview of the skillet method (it's great with steak, too!):
- In a large plastic bag, add 2 pounds of chicken, 1/4 cup chopped coriander, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, and half the fajita seasoning from the recipe below. Mash until chicken is evenly coated. Marinate for at least 30 minutes (room temperature) or up to 1 hour (refrigerated).
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil until bright. Add chicken and cook until crisp and golden on one side, about 8 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown on the second side and chicken registers 160 degrees, about 8 to 10 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and rest for 5 minutes before cutting it into strips (do not discard the fat in the pan).
- Meanwhile, skillet with fat over medium-high heat, add bell peppers and onions and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Push the peppers and onions aside and add the sliced chicken back to the pan to serve.
- Serve with tortillas, avocado, coriander, and sour cream (or your favorite ingredients).
What spices do you put in the quesadillas?
Fajita seasoning, of course! For each individual 8-10 inch quesadilla, add ½ teaspoon of fajita seasoning mix to your fillings of your choice.
What's so good about a quesadilla?
For a basic quesadilla, add minced chicken or sliced fillet, black beans, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, corn, and pepper jack cheese, along with the fajita seasoning. If you want a vegetarian version, skip the meat and substitute the rice and beans. Fresh herbs are always a good addition and a tablespoon of sour cream when serving will complete all flavors.
How are the quesadillas made in the oven?
Coat one side of your tortillas with cooking spray. Lay the coated side down on a non-greased baking sheet, top with the seasoned filling of your choice, top with another tortilla, and top with cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the filling is heated through. Cut into segments.
Skip the store-bought packages and make your own homemade fajita seasoning! It's incredibly simple and can be mixed in minutes (and you can cut or skip salt and sugar if you want). This versatile spice blend is great for fajitas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! The best part: it lasts for years, so go ahead and double-batch. Cuisine: Mexican Preparation time: 5 minutes Total time: 5 minutes Servings: 10 servings Calories: 5kcal
- 4 teaspoons of chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoonful of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or less to taste
- In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, salt, paprika, white sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and ground cumin. Store in an airtight container.
Adapted from all recipes.
Calories :: 5kcal