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Say goodbye to store-bought mixes and hello to this scrumptious homemade Fajita Seasoning recipe!


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With a blend of bold, aromatic spices, this seasoning will turn your fajitas and other dishes into mouthwatering, flavor-packed feasts.

This recipe for gluten free fajita seasoning is incredibly simple to make, taking only a few minutes of your time. Easy recipe for the win!

The mixture of spices creates a delectable, savory taste that’s perfect for fajitas and beyond.

And since it’s gluten free, it’s great for those with dietary restrictions.

You can easily adjust the heat level by modifying the amount of cayenne pepper.

Making your own fajita spice mix allows you to avoid preservatives and additives found in store-bought versions.

What Is Fajita Seasoning?

Fajita seasoning is a flavorful blend of spices used to marinate and season fajitas, a popular Mexican dish featuring grilled meat and vegetables. 

The seasoning usually consists of chili powder, cumin, oregano, and other spices that give fajitas their unique, savory taste.

Occasionally fajita seasoning is swapped for taco seasoning.

They are similar in flavor and you could easily use fajita seasoning for fish tacos on any Taco Tuesdays.


All fajita seasoning spiced laid out on a wooden board, ready to mix together to make fajita seasoning


What Is in Fajita Seasoning?

This easy homemade fajita seasoning has the following ingredient list.

You can grab all of these ingredients at the grocery store but you may find you’ve already got them all in your spice cabinet.

  • Chili powder: adds a touch of heat and smokiness
  • Sea salt: enhances the overall flavor
  • Cumin: imparts a warm, earthy taste
  • Oregano: contributes an herbal note
  • Smoked paprika: provides a smoky undertone
  • Onion powder: adds a subtle, savory onion flavor
  • Garlic powder: infuses the mix with a hint of garlic
  • Cayenne pepper: increases the heat level
  • Black pepper: rounds out the flavor profile with a gentle kick

Pro Tips:

  • Use the best brands of seasoning for a lot of flavor.
  • Make sure none of the individual seasonings are expired. It will affect the quality of the final seasoning. 


seasoning in a small jar with lid on the side


How to Make Fajita Seasoning

Grab your seasonings and a mason jar! This homemade fajita seasoning mix is so easy to make and tastes so good!

  1. Combine the ingredients in a jar or container.
  2. Mix well to ensure even distribution of spices.
  3. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences, if desired.
  4. Store the seasoning in an airtight container until needed.

Pro Tip:

  • For a finer consistency, you can blend the ingredients in a spice grinder or use a mortar and pestle to crush the spices together.
  • Serve with refried beans, sour cream, lime juice, red onion, a medium bell pepper and corn tortillas for an easy dinner recipe.


A tablespoon full of fajita seasoning propped up against a jar.


Is Fajita Seasoning Gluten-Free?

This particular fajitas spice mix recipe is gluten-free. So you can get the best fajitas and not worry about gluten!

However, always check the labels of individual spices and ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.

Some brands contain gluten and other brands may have cross-contamination during production.

How Long Does Fajita Seasoning Last?

When stored in an airtight container and kept in a cool, dry place, fajita seasoning can last up to a year. 

Make sure to check the expiration dates of individual spices, as their freshness will affect the overall quality of the seasoning blend.


full jar of seasoning mix


Does Fajita Seasoning Need to Be Refrigerated?

No, homemade fajita spice blend does not need to be refrigerated. 

Simply store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or cupboard.

How to Season Chicken Fajitas

This chicken fajitas seasoning is perfect on everything, but we really like it on chicken.

To season chicken fajitas, combine the Fajita Seasoning with a small amount of oil to create a paste. 

Rub the paste evenly over the chicken and marinate for at least 30 minutes before grilling or cooking.

Follow this recipe for Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Bowls. It’s super delicious and full of great flavor!

You can use on whole chicken breasts, or thin strips of meat.


jar full of seasoning, tipped on its side with seasoning falling out. Photo taken from the top looking down


How to Season Fajita Veggies

To season fajita veggies, toss the vegetables in a small amount of oil and sprinkle the Fajita Seasoning over them.

Mix well to ensure even coverage and cook as desired.

A little bit of seasoning may be enough seasoning but you can always adjust to taste.

Pro Tips: 

  • You can also use this seasoning for other meats, like beef or shrimp, and even for seasoning grains such as rice or quinoa for a burst of flavor.
  • Try in a lettuce wrap for some extra veggie love!


side view of jar of seasoning tipped on its side with seasoning falling out.


Delicious Main Dishes You’ll Love…

Now that you have this fantastic homemade Fajita Seasoning in your culinary arsenal, you can add an extra layer of deliciousness to your fajitas and other dishes. 

Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this seasoning will undoubtedly elevate your meals and impress your family and friends. 

Plus, with the added benefit of being gluten-free, you can cater to a wide range of dietary needs without sacrificing taste. 

So, go ahead and whip up a batch of this incredible fajita seasoning, and let the fiesta begin!


All fajita seasoning spiced laid out on a wooden board, ready to mix together to make fajita seasoning

Fajita Seasoning Recipe

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This 5 minute Fajita Seasoning Recipe is perfect for chicken, beef, shrimp, and vegetables, as a dry rub or a marinade! Paleo, gluten free!


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Store in an airtight jar or container.
  3. 2 tablespoons = 1 store bought packet
  4. 1/2 cup will season 6 pounds of meat /vegetables (2 Tablespoons per 1 1/2 pounds)
  5. To use as a marinade: Mix 2 tablespoons of the fajita seasoning with 1/3 cup of olive oil and juice from 1/2 of a lime (1 Tablespoon) per 1.5 pounds meat / vegetables.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2276mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Originally Posted: March 1, 2017

Photos and Text Updated: September 20, 2023

This Fajita Seasoning Recipe is perfect for chicken, beef, shrimp, and vegetables, either as a dry rub or a marinade! You can make at home in 5 minutes with ingredients you already have in your spice cabinet and it tastes better than the store bought packets! Naturally paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.

Easy to make Fajita Seasoning...always gets rave reviews!

Homemade Fajita Seasoning


Friday 20th of October 2023

The only fajita mix I ever use!!! Just finished making more for steak fajitas tonight!!


Friday 24th of November 2023

Awe thanks Kelly! So glad you love it!


Thursday 14th of July 2022

Love this rub! I’ve been using it for several years.


Sunday 11th of July 2021

Love homemade spice seasoning blends!! I can't stop recommending it! It's so flavourful!


Wednesday 4th of October 2023

Thanks Frank! So glad it was a hit!


Thursday 14th of May 2020

I made this tonight & it's awesome! I used probably 3/14 of the mix on about 2 lbs ground beef and saved the rest in a mason jar. THANK YOU I love knowing how much my salt is in this so it's under control.


Thursday 12th of October 2023

So glad it was a hit! Thanks for your kind comment Jen!


Thursday 30th of May 2019

Best seasoning, and there are a lot ingredients but easy to find so no problem to make this. Thanks for sharing

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