Grilled Chicken Seasoning - Fab Flavours and
Mouthwatering For Your Grilled Poultry

When your grilling your bird, a homemade grilled chicken seasoning is required. And this mix of herbs, spices and dried lemon peel is just the thing for adding fabulous flavours and mouthwatering aromas. And as this is a super versatile blend, and with it's use of lemon, it'll also work well when added to your fish dishes. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 10 tablespoons)

3 tbsp paprika powder
2 tbsp dried sage
2 tbsp dried tarragon
2 tbsp dried lemon peel
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp black peppercorns
4 tsp dried basil
2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt (see note 3 below)
2 tsp chili powder
6-8 dried bay leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tep = teaspoon


  • Crumble the bay leaves
  • Coarsely grind the bay pieces along with the lemon peel, salt and peppercorns
  • Once ground add to a bowl
  • Add the paprika, onion, chili, mustard and garlic powders to the bowl and combine
  • Finally, crumble in the dried sage, tarragon and basil and combine again

Store your grilled chicken seasoning in a cool place in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: See the grinding page for photos and tips on grinding. (Link opens in new window)

Note 2: I use dried lemon peel in this blend which I make myself. This is fairly easy to do as long as you have a super sharp knife. But if you haven't the time to make it yourself, you can buy it easily enough online.

Note 3: You could use any salt for this recipe, however, I do recommend using a good quality salt: sea/rock/kosher etc as these are a bit less processed and I think add better flavours to your seasonings and therefore your home cooking. However you can use good old table salt (as I sometimes do) if that's all you have available.

Ingredient Note: I use whole peppercorns for this grilled chicken seasoning. But, if you don't have them whole just use pre-ground pepper and reduce the amount the recipe requires by half. So instead of 4 teaspoons of peppercorns you use about 2 teaspoons of pre-ground pepper and stir in with the other powders.

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