Using just a few simple pantry spices, you’ll have this homemade fajita seasoning recipe ready to go in minutes. I use this seasoning on my sheet pan chicken fajitas. Oh my gosh, so so yummy! 

A close up photo of Homemade Fajita Seasoning on a spoon.

Have you made your own fajita seasoning before?

Growing up, my parents would use the store bought, pre-packaged fajita packets. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing this! I think the fajita packets come in handy when you’re in a time crunch and you don’t want to pull all of the spices out of the spice cabinet.

But after making MY OWN, oh my gosh! I love it. The flavors are amazing! Sprinkle this seasoning over anything and it immediately tastes like gourmet fajitas.

No joke.

You can easily fancy up your next fajita dinner with homemade seasoning. 🙌🏼

Like mentioned above, this recipe calls for staple pantry ingredients. These are ingredients you will have in your spice cabinet like 99% of the time. (I didn’t say 100% because I don’t want you to blame me if you just so happen to not have one of these)!

Fajita Seasoning Ingredients

Ingredients used to make homemade fajita seasoning.
  • Cornstarch
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper – if you like spicy fajitas add more cayenne than what’s called for in the recipe. I add 1/4 tsp to mine.

Ingredients are so basic, right?! Which is great because that means you can whip this up any day of the week, add it to some meat, peppers, and onions and dinner will be on the table in no time.

A bowl of seasonings to make Homemade Fajita Seasoning.

How to make fajita seasoning

You guys, it doesn’t get any easier.

Add all of the spices and ingredients in a bowl and mix them together. Use a spoon, a fork, whatever you want.

And that’s it!

This recipe makes about 4 1/2 tablespoons of seasoning. I use a little more than half of this recipe when making sheet pan fajitas.

Use this seasoning on chicken fajitas, shrimp fajitas, or any other kind of fajitas you can imagine.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning on a plate.

How to store the seasoning

Store in a ziplock bag or air tight container. I like to label the bag with “homemade fajita seasoning” and the date I made it. Store in a cool, dark area. AKA my spice cabinet.

Seasoning will last 4-6 months if stored properly.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning on a spoon.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

With just a few spices (ones you already have on hand) you'll have this homemade fajita seasoning ready to go in minutes.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 batch (about 4 1/2 tablespoons)


  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Sitr the cornstarch, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onnion powder, and cayenne together in a bowl. Store in a ziplock bag or airtight container until ready to use.
  • Will last 3-6 months.


Calories: 75kcal (4%)Carbohydrates: 15g (5%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 2g (3%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Sodium: 4792mg (200%)Potassium: 319mg (9%)Fiber: 5g (20%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 4550IU (91%)Calcium: 45mg (5%)Iron: 4mg (22%)
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Mexican
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