Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning
Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning

Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning 

Easy homemade chicken seasoning is such a simple yet delicious recipe that will bring an amazing depth of flavor to any chicken dish you’re making! It is quick and easy to whip up a batch whenever you need it, or make it in bulk to always have on hand. 

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Have you made this easy homemade chicken seasoning yourself yet? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning
Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning

Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning Ingredients 

Salt, ½ teaspoon 

Pepper, ½ teaspoon 

Rosemary, ½ teaspoon 

Parsley, ½ teaspoon 

Basil, ½ teaspoon 

Thyme, ½ teaspoon 

Oregano, ½ teaspoon 

Paprika, ¼ teaspoon 

Ancho Chili Powder, ¼ teaspoon 

Garlic Powder, ½ teaspoon 

Onion Powder, ½ teaspoon 

Fennel Seed, ¼ teaspoon 

Celery Seed, ¼ teaspoon 

Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning
Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning

Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning Directions 

Using a spice grinder, grind up the rosemary, parsley, basil, thyme, oregano, fennel seed, and celery seed. Grind them all together until they have a powder consistency. 

Then mix with the salt, pepper, paprika, ancho chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. 

Use immediately, or store in an airtight container. I love mason jars for my homemade spice mixes. 

Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning Notes 

If you are sensitive to salt, feel free to cut back on that, my recommendation would be ¼ teaspoon instead of ½. 

If you want spicy, add some cayenne pepper into this. I would start with adding ¼ teaspoon in, and taste before adding more. 

The beauty of recipes like this is that you can control what goes into it, and adjust to your own taste as you want to. 

This makes a perfect seasoning addition to flour if you’re dredging chicken for any recipe, such as frying it. I use it in the flour dredge in my creamy honey mustard chicken, or as a spice coating on the skin of beer can chicken

As I said earlier, this recipe can be used on just about anything for a delicious added flavor. It is vegan as it is, and can certainly be added to vegan recipes just as easily as meat dishes. Let me know how you use this spice blend in your meals! 

Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning
Easy Homemade Chicken Seasoning

Why I Love This Recipe 

I linked to the exact spices I buy, including the size. If I’m buying something in bulk, why buy an extra mix instead of simply making my own with things I already have at home in the pantry? That is such a waste of money, in my opinion. 

With being a prepper, my pantry is always stocked with the basics, and it is such a simple process to throw this spice blend together and be ready for dinner very quickly. 

Plus I like knowing exactly what is in the food I’m consuming instead of some vague description on the ingredient list of a pre-made commercial spice blend. I also find commercial spice blends to often be too salty, and seriously lacking any other real flavor because the salt has overpowered anything else in it. Anybody else notice this, or is it just me? 

I love that I can make a small batch to use immediately, or make a larger batch to keep in the pantry and always have it on hand. I despise running out of things in the middle of a recipe. This is a pet peeve of mine, and has been for as long as I can remember. Which is often part of what drives me to develop recipes like this to make things from scratch instead of buying it in the store because it means I always have it on hand, and don’t run the risk of running out. No emergency trips to the store for me! 


Have you tried making this easy homemade chicken seasoning yourself? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

Want to make more of the basics yourself instead of buying them at the store? Check out the condiment and sauces section of my blog for more recipes to season your meals and make life easier! 

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  • Lyosha

    the mix sounds interesting and there are more ingredients than we add to the chicken. I will try this one, I am sure the taste will be even richer that way

  • LauraLinklater

    I make my own spice mixes too – it is sooooo much cheaper! I was blown away the first time I made my own Mexican spice mix from what I had instead of buying a packet.

    I will definitely be making this and using it either on vegetables or more likely Quorn pieces. Thank you x

    • The Cooking Wife

      It’s definitely cheaper, it’s super easy, and oftentimes tastes far better than commercial spice mixes. Definitely come back and let me know what kind of veggie recipes you use this on, Laura!

  • Riyah Speaks

    I always preferred to make my own seasonings because it makes my food taste better and its more affordable.

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