Friday, August 19, 2011

Fajita Seasoning Mix

Last night I wanted to make fajitas but I did not feel like firing up the grill and I did not have a fajita seasoning mix in the pantry. What to do? I looked online and found a couple of fajita mix recipes. I modified them to my taste -- using Tony's instead of salt, adjusting proportions, etc. It worked great -- better that store bought. This is a great way to use up spices.

1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. crushed chicken bullion cube
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Tony Chachere's or other cajun seasoning
tsp cumin

Mix together and store in a airtight container. You can double, triple, whatever to make some for use later.

To use mix, combine 3 tbs of water and 1 tbs of canola oil with the the mix above (if you make a larger batch, it is about 3 1/2 tbsp of mix). Cut up four chicken breasts and pour the mainade over it -- mixing well. Let the chicken marinade for about one hour. Cook in a hot skillet with onion and peppers.

Serve with your favorite tortillas and fixings.

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