What To Season Chicken With

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If you’re looking for a delicious and simple method for what to season the chicken, then you’ll be interested in this recipe. After all, not only do I have chicken, I also have a can of cream of chicken soup!

Chicken is on sale this week so I decided I would make chicken tonight and boy was it good! The recipe I used called out the cream of chicken soup which is the key to what made this dish taste so good.

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The BEST Chicken Seasoning Blend

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. 

Seasoning Blend for Chicken

ADD FLAVOR TO YOUR CHICKEN WITH A SEASONING BLEND

Spice up the flavor of your chicken recipes with this amazing Chicken Seasoning Blend and say bye-bye to bland chicken forever and ever! Featuring a mix of smoky and sweet spices, with a dash of dried herbs, this chicken seasoning adds loads of flavor with very little work.

If you are someone that cooks meats regularly, I suggest making a big batch and storing this seasoning mix in your pantry for all future use.

This particular blend is my absolute go-to, and it’s good on everything, not just chicken. From pork to fish and even potatoes, it will kick up the flavors by several notches no matter what you use it on. 

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THE BEST CHICKEN SEASONING BLEND

INGREDIENTS

  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • paprika – smoky or sweet, your choice 
  • cayenne pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • dried thyme
  • dried basil
  • dried rosemary
  • dried parsley

Rub the spice blend all over the chicken breasts – or any other cut of chicken or meat – and expect super flavorful results. Whether you are baking, grilling, or pressure cooking chicken, this dry rub adds a delicious taste every time.

Chicken Seasoning Blend

This chicken seasoning is a dry mix of herbs and spices that adds a unique zing to any chicken dish. It has just the right amount of heat and flavor to make your guests beg for more. Don’t be scared by the long ingredient list; most of it is spices you probably have in your cupboard. Note that this also gives the chili a great flavor without adding too much heat.

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Recipe Summary

Prep:

5 mins

Total:

5 mins

Servings:

6

Yield:

2 tablespoons

Ingredients

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  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

Directions

Instructions:

  • Step 1Mix salt, basil, rosemary, garlic powder, mustard powder, paprika, black pepper, thyme, celery seed, parsley, cumin, cayenne pepper, and chicken bouillon together in a small bowl until blended.

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THE BEST CHICKEN SEASONING BLEND

I don’t always have time (or the ingredients) for a marinade.  I call this the Best Chicken Seasoning Blend because it is a perfect balance of spices that make most proteins like chicken flavorful enough to be served on its own, but versatile enough to be made into tons of recipes throughout the week.  While this is also great on steak, shrimp, and vegetables, my favorite way to use this is on chicken.

The Best Chicken Seasoning Blend
This simple yet versatile seasoning blend is a must for meal prep.

I like this because I can control the seasoning ratio including the salt. Some spice blends are great (I love Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute) but I wanted to make a good “all-purpose” seasoning blend so I can bulk prep chicken for meal prep. I wanted something simple and tasty, but not something too specifically seasoned where it tasted like I was eating the same thing every single day.

MUST HAVE PANTRY SEASONINGS

There is a good chance you have all (or most) of these seasonings on hand. I wanted to make this recipe easy and accessible to anyone who may not have time, money, or access to ingredients some recipes will call for when they claim they make the best chicken. While chicken needs some love to make it tasty, it doesn’t need to be that complicated.

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While I am fortunate to have a pretty well-stocked pantry, this seasoning blend is the building block of most of my recipes and the spices I always recommend to beginner cooks. For a versatile but minimal pantry, I recommend garlic powder, onion powder, KOSHER salt, black pepper, dried parsley, smoked paprika, and extra virgin olive oil. Now, there are plenty of other spices I love, but for simplicity’s sake let’s start there.

HOW TO COOK CHICKEN BREAST

what to season chicken with

Seasoning is half the battle. Chicken breast can easily be dry, especially if you are worried about food poisoning. If you are looking for a comprehensive guide to cooking chicken breast that is tasty, juicy, and fully cooked, check out my guide here.

THE BEST CHICKEN SEASONING BLEND

The Best Chicken Seasoning Blend

This easy pantry seasoning blend is a perfect balance of spices that make most proteins like chicken flavorful enough to be served on their own, but versatile enough to be made into tons of recipes throughout the week.  This is also great on steak, shrimp, and vegetables!

PREP TIME1 minute

ADDITIONAL TIME15 minutes

TOTAL TIME16 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 lb. chicken (or another protein or vegetables)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp smoked paprika
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add your protein to the bowl.
  3. Let your protein marinate for at least 15 minutes, covered, before grilling or cooking.

NOTES

Because this spice blend does not have acidity, you can marinate this for a total of 24 hours but 15 minutes is excellent.

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