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Chicken Seasoning

One discount spice vendor at our local supermarket makes a great blend that's simply called, "chicken seasoning." It's an orangey off-white color, tastes of onion, garlic, and paprika, and it just plain great on — you guessed it — chicken. This is an honorable attempt at their mystery recipe for the blend.


  • 2 parts paprika
  • 1 part kosher salt
  • 1 part dried sage
  • 1 part white sugar
  • ½ part garlic powder
  • ¼ part black peppercorns
  • ¼ part cumin seed
  • ¼ part onion powder
  1. Toast the peppercorns and cumin seed in a dry pan over medium-low heat until fragrant. Cool.
  2. Grind the salt, peppercorns, sage, and cumin seed.
  3. Combine with the rest of the ingredients.

Written by Jeff Frey on Wednesday March 14, 2018
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