Homemade Chicken Seasoning Recipes
Chicken,  Clean Eating

Chicken Seasoning Recipes


Although I eat primarily chicken in keeping with my weight management lifestyle, all of these homemade seasoning recipes can be used for seasoning on any type of meat – chicken, steak, pork – or also fish.  I’ve put these recipes together to add variety and variation to clean eating.  They can also be sprinkled on vegetables to make eating veggies more interesting.

Also see:

Deli Chicken Seasoning Recipe

Chicken Seasoning

Herb Chicken Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning

  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbl garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Cajun Seasoning Blend

  • ½ cup Paprika
  • ⅓ cup Himalayan Salt or sea salt
  • ¼ cup Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper (optional- won’t be spicy without this; use more or less, to your taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons Oregano Leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon Thyme Leaf

Cajun Spice Blend

Stir together the following ingredients and store in air tight container.

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1/4-1/3 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper if you want the heat

Cajun Spice Mix

Stir together 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/8 tsp onion powder, 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/3 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp thyme, and red pepper flakes to taste until evenly blended. Store in an airtight container.

(Quantities derived by LP).

Blackening Spice

 See comments below recipe for variation ideas.

Blacking Seasoning Mix

See comments below recipe for variation ideas.

  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 2 12 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 34 teaspoon white pepper
  • 34 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 12 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Blacking Spice Blend

See comments below recipe for variation ideas

  • teaspoon ground basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (sea salt is better)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


Creole Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper (or 2 use tablespoons black pepper)
  • 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 5 tablespoons paprika
    Because this is intended for Clean Eating, the following ingredient should be eliminated  – find a recipe for a homemade seasoning salt blend instead, and use very little salt if any – the seasonings themselves will add the flavor. If salt if an absolute must, then only use sea salt of himalayan salt.
  • 4 -5 tablespoons seasoning salt (I use Hy’s seasoned salt for this but Lawry’s is good also!)

See the comments at the bottom of this page for variation ideas.


SouthWestern Seasoning

  • 8 tsp. cumin
  • 8 tsp. chili powder
  • 4 tsp. oregano
  • 4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 4 tsp. coriander
  • 4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (more or less if desired)

Southwest Seasoning

2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons kosher salt*
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground red pepper

Southwest Seasoning Mix

From Taste of Home Magazine.

  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

Jamaican Jerk Dry Rub

When using any Jerk seasoning, you can kick up the flavour if you marinate the chicken in lime juice first.

 See comments below recipe for variations.

Jerk Chicken Seasoning

See comments below recipe for variations.

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 to 3 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Caribbean Jerk Seasoning

  • 1½ Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1½ Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1-tablespoon ground ginger spice
  • 2 tablespoons dried green onion flakes (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon spice
  • 1 tablespoon ground all spice
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ Tablespoon ground nutmeg spice
  • 2 -3 Tablespoons coconut sugar (replace with brown sugar)
  • ½ – 1 Tablespoon vegetable, chicken, Maggie powder (bouillon) adjust to suit taste buds
  • 1 Tablespoon or more Hot pepper (Chili, cayenne pepper, pepper flakes) Adjust to suit taste buds

Chicken Spice Blend

Spice Blend Ingredients:
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Spice Blend Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well with a fork. Preheat a gas grill on high heat, with the lid closed, about 10 minutes.

2. Coat the chicken pieces with the mixture; massage and pat it on lovingly. You want the pieces pretty densely coated.

3. Place the chicken smooth side down on the preheated grill, close the lid, and cook for 4 minutes. Flip the chicken, cook for an additional 3-4 minutes with the lid closed, until the chicken is browned and cooked through.


Chicken Seasoning


Mix the salt, basil, rosemary, garlic powder, mustard, paprika, black pepper, thyme, celery seed, parsley, cumin, cayenne pepper, and chicken bouillon together until blended.  Variation ideas below recipe.


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