Simply use 2 Tablespoons of your fajitas seasoning mix instead of a seasoning packet. Love the seasoning. There was a beautiful sear on the chicken, and the onions and peppers added after, absorbed all the bits left on the bottom of the pan, and tasted great. And you marinated it with the spices, the lime juice, and the cilantro? It was a little too strong, I’m guessing due to the chili powder but still, 5 stars. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I only added half of the seasoning recipe, and all I can say is it was super spicy and my whole dinner was ruined. If your family prefers a spicier fajita, you can … For every individual 8-10 inch quesadilla, add ½ teaspoon of fajita seasoning mix to your fillings of choice. For other seasoning spice blend ideas, try my Shrimp Fajitas Seasoning, Chicken Fajitas Seasoning, Homemade Creole Seasoning, Copycat Montreal Seasoning, or check out my entire collection here.Enjoy! In a small bowl, stir chili powder, cumin, paprika, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt to taste (I like 1 teaspoon) and cayenne pepper to taste (I like 1/2 teaspoon. Used parsley since I don’t like cilantro. I’m so glad you liked it. I actually only put in a 1/4 tsp of Cayenne Powder, 1/2 tsp sugar. I’ll just throw the package out and book mark this! 20 Minute Skillet Blackened Shrimp Fajitas, Grilled Steak Fajita Skewers with Avocado Chimichurri, Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat). Round out your menu with cilantro-lime rice, guacamole, corn salsa, and a big batch of margaritas! I will make this for friends and family as soon as I get a chance. Cut it in half if you're cooking 2 pounds of chicken, quarter it if you're cooking 1 pound of chicken. Also can I use this seasoning on beef chicken and shrimp? There might be some minor differences in ingredients, especially between recipes and cooks, but the flavors are very similar. There’s nothing I love more than cooking for my family, cooking for friends, and cooking for every occasion! I attended a 2-year Culinary Arts program in southern California and graduated in May 2018. My wife is a bit of a Wuss when it comes to spicy food. Skip the store-bought packets and make your own homemade Fajita Seasoning! They are almost the same and could honestly be used interchangeably in my opinion. I mix it in bulk and store it in a spice jar. I’m a light weight with spices, and my lips are of fire, but it was so good! You don’t need to add oil, but you can, I’d do like 1 or 2 tablespoons. Delicious! Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa. -Meggan. Sincerely Charlye, Hi Charlye, I really want to figure out what went wrong for you. Required fields are marked *. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil until shimmering. Fajita seasoning, of course! Initially the chicken (which I cut and tasted) seemed spicy, but wasn’t, once sour cream, cheese, lettuce, some salsa, onions, peppers and tortilla were added, and so I will increase the chilli next time. I have omitted the salt from my seasoning, so I feel comfortable reducing or removing the salt, but I’m curious about the function of the sugar. Steak Fajitas are the perfect blend of well seasoned beef charred on the grill with bell peppers and onions all wrapped in a warm tortilla. For a basic quesadilla, add shredded chicken or sliced steak, black beans, onions, peppers, tomatoes, corn, and pepper jack cheese, along with the fajita seasoning. Holy Smoke Batman. Five stars!!! Perfect amount of heat, without making you sweat . Sweet and spicy. I actually completely reworked this recipe last month so it be flawless, but I apparently only updated it on the Chicken Fajitas post, not the Fajita Seasoning post. And if you're sensitive to spice, you can use less of the seasoning than I'm suggesting for your amount of chicken or steak, and consider omitting the cayenne pepper entirely. I tried this seasoning and it was actually really good! Not the first fajita seasoning recipe I’ve tried, but definitely the last. Every recipe is developed, tested, and approved just for you. I’m going to change the recipe so cayenne is listed as “to taste” with no amount given. Hi Maggie, YES, I always do this with lime juice. This is all I will ever make again for my fajitas! What is good in a quesadilla? Not spicy, just the right amount of heat. More from Home. The full Fajita Seasoning recipe listed (1/4 cup + whatever you added for cayenne pepper and salt) is enough for 4 pounds of chicken or steak. Yeeeess! Awesome seasoning. Why not skip all that and just add flavor? This form collects your name, email, and content so that we can keep track of the comments placed on the website. Thank you for posting this recipe, and if I may make one suggestion, put a note somewhere to add Margaritas to the meal, as these are restaurant quality fajitas, and would go superbly with it. Lay coated side down on an ungreased baking sheet, top with seasoned filling of choice, top with another tortilla, and coat with cooking spray.