26 March 2012

Secret Recipe Club: Homemade Fajita Seasoning

I used to love making those layered sand thingys!
It's Secret Recipe Club time! Believe it or not, I have four dishes ready to go on the blog, but have failed in the writing-it-up stage. I seem to have writer's block. Or at least, that's what I'm calling my I'm-too-busy-obsessing-over-house-hunting-to-focus-on-anything-else brain. :) But alas, Secret Recipe Club beckoned and I temporarily came out of my house obsession to make some scrumptious food!

Secret Recipe Club comes around once a month on my blog, but you can check out Secret Recipe Club creations 4 Mondays a month! Are you a blogger interested in joining in the fun? Sign up here!

I have to admit I was quite intimidated when I saw the blog I was assigned: Anne Jisca's Healthy Pursuits! This woman is pretty amazing. She grinds her own flours and her normal kitchen stock is incredible. One day I'll be like her! I drooled over Anne's breads (spelt biscuits, Hearty Harvest Bread, Rye Bread, Spelt Bread), and came thisclose to making her granola bars. I'll definitely have to try out her recipe when I finally decide I'm ready to make granola bars!

So what did I go for? A recipe where I had everything in the pantry! Woot! I love it when that happens! I was also able to tie it into a Double Take with Tabitha. I love multi-tasking recipes! Almost as much as I love spice rubs! So yes, I picked a spice rub-ish. We'll call this one a spice mix :)

All Shook Up!

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp cayenne
¼ tsp red pepper flakes

Combine ingredients in an air-tight container. Two heaping tablespoons is equivalent to one packet.

I modified my fajita seasoning because I was using the crock pot and cooking the chicken directly in chicken broth, so I did not need chicken bouillon. Also, I left out the cornstarch because I wasn't sure how it would hold up in the crock pot. If someone else knows, do let me in on your secrets!

In the future, I would stick to Anne's use of the fajita seasoning rather than going for shredded chicken in the crock pot. Check out her original post for the recipe and directions! Also, I think the mix would make an excellent rub on grilled chicken for tacos. The fajita seasoning has a nice balance of flavors. If you like heat on your fajitas, feel free to double the cayenne and/or red pepper flakes.

The-fajita-seasoning-is-a-hit: 2 votes!

Pulled Chicken Tacos with Queso Blanco, Tomatoes, Lettuce, and Salsa


  1. Hey! I looove your picture of the seasoning in layers! So pretty!! :). Thanks for doing such a great post. :)

  2. I love making my own seasonings, it is so much healthier than all the store bought mixes! Great job!

  3. Wow, what a handy thing to have around! I know I would sure use this up a LOT

  4. How fun! Can't wait to make this. The homemade seasoning mixes are so much healthier than store bought filled with additives, etc.

  5. I've pinned your recipe. I can't wait to make a batch of this to cook with. :)

  6. I always keep homemade taco seasoning in my pantry, but I'll have to try this fajita seasoning out soon to change my seasonings up a bit. I bet it would be awesome on grilled chicken.

  7. I keep meaning to make something like this...
    Love your layered picture!

  8. I love making taco or fajita seasoning. So much better if you know what's in it. I don't use bouillion or cornstarch in mine. I put coriander and oregano in mine too. So good!

  9. these would be a great homemade holiday gift idea - at least, i know that i'd love to receive it as a gift! glad to meet you through the SRC - i'm a fellow group D'er! =)

  10. This is great to have on hand for any Mexican dish!!

  11. I love fajita's so I bet this is just amazing on them. What a great recipe!

  12. I love your photos. It looks cool in layers and nice and spicy all mixed up. Sound like a great mix to have on hand.

  13. I love how you layered the seasoning at first! very cool looking

  14. These look so good. I just found your blog its great. Come check out my blog at www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

    Have a Great Day :)

  15. i love homemade seasonings. they just taste better than store bought mixes. well done!

  16. Nice making details and also nice recipe as well.Great share.
    Chicken fajita recipe


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