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Seasoning Blend for Chicken

Chicken Seasoning Blend

Katerina | Diethood
My tried and true Chicken Seasoning Blend prepared with everyday pantry spices creates the most delicious chicken dishes. It's the perfect mix that works well with chicken breasts, chicken thighs, and whole chicken. 
Servings : 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Stir to combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container or jar for up to 3 months.


  • This recipe makes 2 Tablespoons of chicken seasoning blend, enough for around 2 pounds of chicken or other meat.
  • Instead of using individual dried herbs like basil, parsley, rosemary, and thyme, you can substitute them with 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning. Keep in mind, though, that some Italian seasoning blends may contain additional herbs such as sage, rosemary, and fennel seeds.
  • To Use the spice blend, lightly coat the chicken with olive oil and rub the spice blend all over the chicken. Use about one tablespoon of the seasoning mixture for every pound of chicken. 
  • You can marinate the chicken in the dry rub for 30 minutes or up to 12 hours. Refrigerate the chicken if you plan to marinate it for over an hour.


Calories: 2 kcal | Carbohydrates: 0 g | Protein: 0 g | Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 194 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 100 IU | Calcium: 2 mg | Iron: 0.2 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Seasoning, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken seasoning mix, homemade seasonings, spice rub