After having success with the homemade taco seasoning I made, I was really excited when I ran across this recipe yesterday. As I mentioned in that post, I bought several spices at Sam’s in bulk for a fraction of the price you would pay at the grocery store.
I made chicken fajita’s last night for dinner and they turned out wonderful! Once again, I will never have to buy the premade fajita packets again. I actually enjoy the flavor more of the homemade seasoning. Just like the taco seasoning, I mixed up a batch and stored it in an airtight container for future use. I highly recommend this recipe!
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
3 tbl. cornstarch
2 tbl. chili powder
2 tsp. salt
1 tbl. paprika
1 tbl. sugar
3 crushed chicken bouillon cubes
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. cumin
Combine all ingredients in an airtight container and mix well. This makes the equivalent of 3 fajita packets.
1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 red bell peppers, cut into strips
1 yellow or orange bell pepper, cut into strips
1 large onion, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 “packet” of fajita seasoning (recipe above)
Heat a wok or large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken, 1/2 “packet” or fajita seasoning (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) + 2-3 tablespoons of water. Cook chicken until nearly cooked through. Add veggies and add remaining fajita seasoning and additional water, if needed. Cook until veggies are tender. Yield: 4 servings (about 2 fajitas)
Nutrition Information (per serving): 246 calories; 4.5 g. fat; 128 mg. cholesterol; 679 mg. sodium; 16 g. carbohydrate; 3.8 g. fiber; 4.3 g. sugar; 40 g. protein