Today, I’m bringing you another fresh homemade seasoning recipe to help you bring amazing flavor to your chicken, turkey and pork recipes without the nasty additives of pre-made mixes: Homemade Poultry Seasoning!
Poultry Seasoning Recipe
Poultry seasoning is a relatively new discovery of mine.
I grew up always using Italian seasoning on roasted chickens or anytime that a recipe called for this weird concept “poultry seasoning.” It seemed vague and not too exciting, but this year I’ve been determined to try out as many different seasoning blends as possible (and then make my own homemade versions) so it was finally time for poultry seasoning to enter my kitchen.
While it has many of the herbs and spices that I love in my Italian seasoning blend, it adds in sage, nutmeg and white pepper for a new flavor profile that I just can’t get enough of! Already I’ve used this homemade poultry seasoning so many times that I’ve had to make two batches!
The best cost savings with this recipe is to purchase your spices from a bulk store, or if that’s not an option, buy the large containers of the individual spices and herbs. Buying the little containers to make this seasoning would be crazy expensive (but ironically, still cheaper than using the seasoning packets).
This homemade poultry seasoning is shelf-stable for up to a year, as long as you use fresh (dried) herbs and spices when you make it and store in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen.
This seasoning is gluten-free, paleo, low-carb and vegan and makes a great homemade gift.
What is poultry seasoning? Our poultry seasoning is made with sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg and white pepper. Most other recipes call for black pepper, so you can definitely use that in place of the white pepper, I just like the flavor of white pepper better.
Is chicken seasoning the same as poultry seasoning? No, poultry seasoning is a blend of seasonings that are typically used on poultry (including chicken) while chicken seasoning is usually used to refer to seasoning mixes that add a chicken flavor to dishes, for example chicken bouillon cubes or Vegeta.
Need some inspiration for how to use your poultry seasoning? Check out these recipes for how to use poultry seasoning:
- Homemade Gravy
- Instant Pot Chicken and Rice from Kylee Cooks
- Broccoli Chicken Casserole
- Creamy Chicken Stew with Quinoa from Kylee Cooks
- Roast Turkey
You can also use it on chicken wings, roasted veggies, in soups, etc. The options are endless!
Check out our quick video for how to make our homemade poultry seasoning recipe – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe:
Poultry Seasoning Ingredients
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can swap out the white pepper called for in my recipe for black pepper.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Spice Grinder
- Measuring spoons
- Mason jars, for storing – I do not recommend plastic jars as they can hold moisture and you want to keep this seasoning mix dry to preserve freshness
How to Make Poultry Seasoning
Measure out all seasoning and place in a electric grinder.
Blitz the spice mix until combined and all seasoning is a uniform powder.
Store in a mason jar in a dry, cool spot in your kitchen until ready to use.
Grab your free printable for our DIY poultry seasoning recipe:
- 2 teaspoons sage
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- Measure out all seasoning and place in a electric grinder.
- Blitz the spice mix until combined and all seasoning is a uniform powder.
- Store in a mason jar in a dry, cool spot in your kitchen until ready to use.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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This easy homemade poultry seasoning mix is an essential kitchen staple and makes a thoughtful homemade gift for the foodie in your life!
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