Whether you're deep frying or shallow frying, this homemade fried chicken seasoning is really quick and easy-to-make and will add fabulous flavours and aromas and season beautifully. And with it's use of paprika and garlic, it'll work on turkey and game birds as well. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
Ingredients: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)
3 tbsp smoked paprika powder (or regular paprika)
2 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp black peppercorns
4 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt (see note below)
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp celery seeds
8-10 dried bay leaves
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store your chicken seasoning in an airtight container in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh amount.
Note: You can use table salt for this poultry seasoning and it'll taste great; but as you've gone to the effort of putting together your own blend, I recommend using a quality sea, rock or kosher salt. Not only are these healthier, they will add better flavour!
Ingredient Note: If you don't have all the whole ingredients you can just use a quality pre-ground powder. If you do, reduce the amount the recipe says by roughly half. So, for 1 tablespoon of peppercorns you use 2 teaspoons of ground pepper. Reduce any other ingredients you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.