Before you go running off to the store to buy one of those foil packets of fajita seasoning, stop, turn around, and walk back into the kitchen. Making homemade fajita seasoning is a lot easier than you might think, and you probably already have the ingredients in your spice cabinet. Simply combine a mixture of chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper, and voila, you're ready to make fajitas. Brighten up this dish with a mixture of red, orange, yellow and green peppers.

12 Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into strips
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 small tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Make fajita seasoning: Whisk together chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast-iron grill pan or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chicken and sprinkle with 3/4 of fajita seasoning. Mix together and cook for 6 to 10 minutes, or until browned.
  5. In a second pan, heat remaining2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add peppers and onion. Stir in remaining fajita seasoning. Cook until vegetables are soft, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. While veggies and meat are cooking, wrap tortillas in tin foil and warm in oven.
  7. To assemble fajitas, fill warmed tortillas with chicken, peppers, and onions. Top with favorite garnishes.
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