Tired of eating boring chicken for dinner? This All Purpose Chicken Seasoning is the perfect way to add FLAVOR and SPICE to your chicken dishes.
Made with spices already in your pantry, it’s perfect for adding flavor to your chicken tonight! It tastes great on veggies and seafood too!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this good seasoning for chicken – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
HOW DO YOU ADD FLAVOR TO CHICKEN?
One of the most asked questions in the kitchen is how do I make chicken taste good. The answer is adding flavor to it using a combination of herbs and spices.
A good marinade or dry rub goes a long way when it comes to spicing up boring chicken, but I season it depending on how I am going to cook it.
Marinating is great for baking or roasting but a good seasoning rub is best for grilling.
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WHAT CAN I SEASON MY CHICKEN WITH?
Seasoning chicken can be as easy as grabbing a specific spice rub like a Jerk or Greek, but if you have picky eaters you can go with an all purpose seasoning like this one.
The best part of chicken is that it goes with just about every flavor profile you can think of!
WHAT HERBS GO WELL WITH CHICKEN?
HERBS: basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, oregano
SPICES: garlic powder, onion powder, salt
HEAT: paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper
A delicious mixture of these three categories and you have a delicious seasoning blend. Make it your own by using smoked paprika instead of regular, adding different herbs, upping the heat with more cayenne.
You are not limited to using it in chicken recipes, think of how good it tastes on grilled and roasted vegetables!!
HOW MUCH SEASONING DO I USE?
General rule for me is 1 tablespoon per pound of meat but I like to just make sure that when I sprinkle on the seasoning, I don’t have too many open or empty spots on the meat.
However you like to season yours, just be sure to start small. You can always add more but you can’t take it off once it’s on there.
Don’t forget that salt and pepper go a long way too!
DO I PUT THE SEASONING ON BEFORE OR AFTER I COOK IT?
It’s best to put dry seasonings on before you cook it. I like to add mine about 30 minutes before I grill the chicken so it has a chance to stick to the meat and won’t fall off right away.
You can also sprinkle a little additional seasoning when it comes off the grill. It’s your meat, so season it how you see fit.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
After you mix all the ingredients together, store it in a cool, dry place. This seasoning blend will last up to 3 months.
I like to keep all my spice blends in glass jars as they are reusable and don’t hold the flavors of the previous mixes.
Made with spices and herbs from your pantry, this easy chicken seasoning creates juicy, tender meat bursting with flavor.
If you are grilling, baking or roasting chicken, this seasoning is perfect for a whole chickens, breasts, wings or thighs.
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This chicken seasoning is just what you need to amp up the flavor to any cut of chicken for the grill, oven, or stove top!
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HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY CHICKEN SEASONING RECIPE
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon oregano
- 1/8 tablespoon cayenne (optional)
- Mix all the spices together and store in an air tight container in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 708mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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