September 5, 2023
You’ll also learn what goes into the seasoning, how to store it, and some recipes to try it out!
Homemade Blackened Seasoning
Smoky with hints of spicy and irresistible aromas are what makes this Blackened Seasoning for chicken AMAZING! It has a strong depth of flavors that will transform chicken and other proteins into an incredible meal.
While you can go for the store-bought version, this homemade recipe is made with basic spices you probably already have for cooking your everyday meals. Plus, it’s a breeze to make, inexpensive, and lasts up to 6 months!
Blackened Seasoning Ingredients
This homemade Blackened Seasoning for chicken is made with a delicious mix of classic herbs and spices you probably already have in your pantry.
Here’s what you need:
- Paprika: regular, Spanish, or smoky, depending on the flavor profile you prefer.
- Cayenne pepper: adds heat!
- Ground cumin: adds depth of flavor.
- Dried thyme: a herb that pairs amazingly well with chicken.
- Onion powder: a classic aromatic that adds flavor.
- Ground white pepper: a little for extra flavor, use black pepper if you don’t have white.
- Salt: enhances the other spices’ and is essential for seasoning.
You’ll find the measurements in the recipe card below.
How to Make Blackened Seasoning for Chicken
Combine everything in a bowl, and you get the perfect flavorful mix for seasoning chicken.
Two easy steps:
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
Transfer the blackened seasoning into a jar and store it in the pantry for up to 6 months.
How Much Blackened Seasoning Do You Need for Chicken?
Transform plain chicken into something incredible by using 1 ½ teaspoons of blackened seasoning for every 1 pound of chicken, breasts, or thighs.
More Ways to Use Blackened Seasoning
Use this Blackened Seasoning on chicken once, and you’ll want to use it on other proteins like beef and fish or sprinkled over eggs and with veggies!
Blackened Seasoning for Chicken
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
- Transfer it into a jar and store it in the pantry for up to 6 months.