Best Homemade Poultry Seasoning

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Why buy poultry seasoning when you can easily make it at home with common spices? Not only will you save money, but you can also customize the blend to your own taste.

Today we’ll be showing you how to make the best Homemade Poultry Seasoning which is budget-friendly and bursting with flavor. Use it in your savory dishes and according to personal taste and enjoy!

BEST POULTRY SEASONING

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Fresh and Flavorful: Homemade means you get the freshest, most vibrant flavors for your poultry.
  • Economical: Making your own homemade poultry seasoning is cost-effective compared to store-bought versions.
  • Adaptable: Easily adjust ingredients to cater to your taste or dietary restrictions.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Dried Thyme: Introduces a savory, herbal flavor that’s a staple in poultry seasoning ingredients.
  • Rubbed Sage: Pairs well with thyme, adding another layer of aromatic flavor.
  • Dried Marjoram: Offers a mild, slightly sweet flavor that adds depth to the mix.
  • Dried Rosemary: Perfectly complements poultry dishes, enhancing their natural taste.
  • Nutmeg: Contributes a hint of warmth and sweetness, creating a well-rounded flavor profile.
  • Ground Black Pepper or White Pepper (Optional): Adds a kick of heat, rounding out the flavors in the seasoning blend.

You can use fresh herbs, dried herbs or ground herbs. I prefer to use dried herbs and spices and to then blend them using the food processor.

Ingredients For Homemade Poultry Seasoning.

How to Make Homemade Poultry Seasoning?

There are three simple ways to make your homemade seasoning blend.

Method One

Gather your herbs together to make poultry seasoning. You will be using dried herbs and can measure them into a small bowl using measuring spoons.

Simply combine, mix, and blend the herbs until the poultry seasoning is evenly distributed.

Method Two

Another easy way to make your own poultry seasoning is by using a spice grinder, coffee grinder mortar, and pestle to finely grind the herbs together until the desired texture and consistency is reached.

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Method Three

The third way to make this poultry seasoning recipe would be to measure out all the ingredients in a small food processor. Add the herbs and pulse until the desired texture is reached.

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Expert Tips

  • Experiment: Feel free to try something new. Adding garlic powder, ground sage, onion powder, celery seed, parsley flakes, and cayenne pepper to the Homemade Poultry Seasoning recipe can enhance the flavor and add a spicy kick. These extras create a richer taste, ideal for enhancing turkey or chicken dishes.
  • Crush for More Flavor: Crush the herbs with a mortar and pestle to release more of their flavors.
  • Ground Thyme: Is preferred in poultry seasoning for its ability to blend smoothly and distribute its earthy, subtle flavor evenly throughout the dish. Whole thyme leaves can be used but are better suited for recipes where they can be removed before serving.
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Storage Instructions

  • Storage: You can store your poultry spice blend in an airtight container for up to six months in a cool dry place.
  • Label: Label your tightly sealed container or spice bottle to identify the seasoning. Add a date to your homemade seasoning for freshness in the spice cabinet.

Recipes To Make With Poultry Seasoning

  • Air Fryer Sausage Quiche: Poultry seasoning can be used as a substitute for traditional herbs in this quiche, adding a unique flavor to the sausage and egg mixture. Sprinkle it over the sausage while cooking to infuse the meat with its distinctive taste.
  • Ground Beef Sweet Potato Casserole: While not a traditional addition, poultry seasoning can be used optionally in this casserole to add depth to the ground beef layer. A light sprinkle during the browning process of the beef can provide an unexpected but harmonious flavor complexity.
  • Pumpkin French Toast Casserole: Poultry seasoning can be used as a creative substitution for the classic cinnamon or nutmeg in this dish, offering a savory contrast to the sweet pumpkin and bread. Add it into the custard mixture for a subtle, aromatic twist.
  • Slow Cooker Rump Roast: Using poultry seasoning into the rub for the rump roast adds an aromatic and herby dimension that complements the beef beautifully. Use it as part of the seasoning mix to enhance the overall flavor profile of the roast.

FAQ’S

Why Use Nutmeg?

Nutmeg adds a warm and sweet touch to the blend but can also be omitted if desired.
Nutmeg comes from the seed of the nutmeg tree. It has a subtle aroma and flavor with hints of pepper and clove, adding depth to the blend.

Can You Freeze Poultry Seasoning?

This seasoning blend can also be frozen for longer storage. You can store in the freezer for up to a year.

Should You Add Salt to This Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe?

It’s my personal preference whether or not to add salt. If used in recipes that already contains salt, it may not be necessary to add extra. Feel free to add 1 teaspoon of salt if desired.

Is Chicken Seasoning the Same as Poultry Seasoning?

Yes, the terms are often used interchangeably but can also refer to seasoning specifically for chicken flavoring. This poultry mix is versatile and can be used on any type of poultry dish.

Can You Use Poultry Seasoning on Red Meats?

Absolutely! This seasoning blend can be used on any type of meat, not just poultry. All the ingredients add a delicious flavor to pork and beef dishes as well.
This a perfect substitute for store-bought recipe mixes.

POULTRY SEASONING

Best Homemade Poultry Seasoning

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Make your own Homemade Poultry Seasoning quickly for a fragrant blend that adds an herby, slightly spicy kick to chicken dishes.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons Rubbed Sage
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Marjoram
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Rosemary
  • 2 Teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper or White Pepper
  • garlic powder, onion powder, celery seed, parsley flakes, cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Method One: Gather your herbs together to make poultry seasoning. You will be using dried herbs and can measure them into a small bowl using measuring spoons. Simply combine, mix, and blend the herbs until the poultry seasoning is evenly distributed.
  2. Method Two: Another easy way to make your own poultry seasoning is by using a spice grinder, coffee grinder mortar, and pestle to finely grind the herbs together until the desired texture and consistency is reached.
  3. Method Three: The third way to make this poultry seasoning recipe would be to measure out all the ingredients in a small food processor. Add the herbs and pulse until the desired texture is reached.

Notes

  • Experiment: Feel free to try something new. Adding garlic powder, ground sage, onion powder, celery seed, parsley flakes, and cayenne pepper to the Homemade Poultry Seasoning recipe can enhance the flavor and add a spicy kick. These extras create a richer taste, ideal for enhancing turkey or chicken dishes.
  • Crush for More Flavor: Crush the herbs with a mortar and pestle to release more of their flavors.
  • Ground Thyme: Is preferred in poultry seasoning for its ability to blend smoothly and distribute its earthy, subtle flavor evenly throughout the dish. Whole thyme leaves can be used but are better suited for recipes where they can be removed before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 12Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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