With its use of flavour-packed spices and dried herbs, this easy to make herby homemade chicken seasoning is just the recipe for adding fab taste and mouthwatering aromas to your poultry dishes. It's also versatile enough for use as an all-purpose flavouring for more of your home cooked meals and complements stews, casseroles and hotpots for example very nicely. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my homemade mixes and blends)
What You'll Need: (makes about 10 tablespoons)
3 tbsp paprika powder
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp dried sage
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp dried lemon peel
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp black peppercorns
4 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt (see note 2)
2 tsp chili powder
8 dried bay leaves
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store your seasoning for chicken in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.
Note: you could dry toast the cumin seeds and peppercorns prior to grinding. This toasting releases the most fabulous aromas and flavours and is recommended. Click here to read about this easy cooking technique. (Link opens in new window)
Dried Lemon Peel Note: This is easily available to buy online nowadays. It's also easy to make yourself, and there are videos available on the internet showing you how, if making it yourself interests you.
Note 2: You could use regular table salt for this recipe, however, I do recommend using a quality salt: sea/rock/kosher/flakes etc as these are a bit less processed and I think add better flavour to your seasonings and blends. If however, you only have table salt to hand, it's completely fine to use that as I sometimes do, you'll still get a fab tasting seasoning.
Ingredient Note: I use whole a couple of whole ingredients in this recipe, but if you don't have these just use their pre-ground versions and reduce the amounts the recipe requires by half. For example, 4 teaspoons of peppercorns equals 2 teaspoons pre-ground pepper. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.
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