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Best All-Purpose Chicken Seasoning

Looking for a good seasoning for chicken? You found it! This flavorful all-purpose chicken seasoning recipe can be used to season breasts, legs, thighs, whole chickens, and more!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
Fat 2 Carbs 7 Protein 2
Yield 1.5 tablespoons 1x


  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4  teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar


  1. Place all ingredients for the chicken seasoning into a large glass container or Mason jar.
  2. Then, stir the spices together to create your rub.
  3. Seal jar and store in a dry, cool place.
  4. To season chicken: use around 1 tablespoon of seasoning per 1 lb. of chicken. Pat your chicken dry and then sprinkle the seasoning on top of the chicken. Lightly rub the seasonings into the chicken. Let sit for 15 minutes and then cook using your favorite method.

Tips & Notes

  • Per 1 lb. of chicken, use 1 tablespoon of chicken seasoning.
  • Feel free to double or triple this recipe to make extra seasoning.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 49 Sugar: 2 Fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 7 Fiber: 2 Protein: 2
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: Spice BlendsMethod: No BakeCuisine: American

Keywords: chicken seasoning

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