It is hard to learn how to cook any meat properly, and that includes knowing how to season it. Chicken is one of the most consumed animal proteins in the world and knowing how to season it properly, is of great help in making great recipes like Chicken Pot Pie, for example.
This homemade, easy recipe is the best I have come up with and you can make a big enough batch to last a while and have it on hand whenever you need it.
The most widely used herbs and spices for seasoning poultry are sage, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and nutmeg. This recipe is a mixture of these herbs plus a couple more I added that make the mix even better!
Stone House seasoning is another great mix for seasoning almost any dish.
WHAT IS POULTRY SEASONING?
It is the perfect mixture of spices to use when cooking meals that include poultry as the main ingredient. You can use this spice mix on a wide variety of recipes ranging from baked poultry recipes to pies, soups, or grilled meals.
WHAT HERBS ARE IN POULTRY SEASONING?
You will need the following herbs and spices:
HOW TO MAKE POULTRY SEASONING?
Measure out all your herbs and spices, mix them together, and store them in an airtight container with a tight lid. Below are the amounts you will need for each herb and spice.
WHAT’S A GOOD POULTRY SEASONING SUBSTITUTE?
The herbs used in poultry seasoning are widely used in Mediterranean cooking and so is Italian seasoning. They have a very similar herb combination.
You can add sage, nutmeg, paprika, and allspice to Italian seasoning, or use it as is.
WHAT CAN I USE POULTRY SEASONING IN?
You can add it to any dish using poultry as a main ingredient like chicken broth or soups: Cream of mushroom soup, chicken noodle soup, Aguadito de Pollo, black-eyed pea soup, as a rub for chicken or turkey when mixed with a little oil, in stuffing for turkey, chicken pot pie for example.
You can even use it to flavor meat dishes, fish, or for roasting vegetables. It really is a universal seasoning that can enhance the flavor of any dish.
IS CHICKEN SEASONING THE SAME AS POULTRY SEASONING?
Poultry includes chicken, turkey, ducks, and geese. So poultry seasoning can be used to season the chicken as well as the other fowl. It basically means the same thing.
CAN I USE CHICKEN BOUILLON INSTEAD OF CHICKEN SEASONING?
These two are completely different things. Chicken bouillon is made from dehydrated stock made from chicken meat, vegetables, some chicken fat, salt, and usually MSG which is a flavor enhancer.
Using bouillon can certainly make chicken taste better, but it is not a substitute for poultry seasoning.
The herbs in poultry seasoning impart a very different flavor than bouillon.
HOW LONG DOES POULTRY SEASONING LAST?
It all depends on how you store it. If you store it in airtight containers, it can last about 6 months. Make sure all the herbs you use are dry and not humid.
Storing them in opaque or amber-colored containers also helps expand their shelf life, as sunshine can accelerate spoilage as well as oxygen.
Also, remember to check all your herbs for freshness because your poultry seasoning will only be as fresh as the spices you use to make it.
Homemade Poultry Seasoning
- 3 teaspoons dried sage
- 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
- 2 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- Measure out all your herbs and spices, mix them until well combined, and store them in an airtight container for up to 6 months.