Fajita Spice Blend

My husband tends to wrinkle his nose whenever I pick up a fajita or taco packet or kit. I like to sing the little song that goes with them, I find them a tasty guilty pleasure but they appear to be the bane of his existence. The prepackagedness of them seems to be his biggest complaint.  Oh yeah, revel in my created word of the moment. Mmmmmm. Moving on, I decided to break down and make my own spice mix for fajita. I can’t believe how easy it was really. Although, I will miss my husband loudly announcing in the grocery store that I was getting Fa-jI-tahs…oh yeah…the j is not an h sound for this one. The stares from aghast women as they cover the ears of their precious innocent giggling children. Won’t anyone think of the children? Alright…maybe there weren’t many aghast women or scandalized children but you get the idea. Funtimes.

  • 1 packet chicken reduced salt oxo
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbl paprika
  • 3 tbl chili powder
  1. Combine, store in a sealed jar.

For chicken fajita:

  1. Sprinkle 3 tbl worth of the spice and 1 tsp of olive oil onto two chicken breasts cut into strips. Stir, and allowed to marinate for 1 hour.
  2. Slice a medium onion and pepper.
  3. Heat a pan to medium. Add the chicken to the hot pan, brown and cook until done.
  4. Add the onions, peppers, and 1/4 cup water. Cook until the water reduces to form a nice thick sauce.

Serve on a whole grain tortilla or on a salad. Serves two. Each serving contains 178 calories, 5.1 grams of fat, and 3.5 grams of fibre. I imagine this mix would be good for beef, pork and tofu as well.

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