Made with just 5 simple herbs, this homemade Poultry Seasoning is a must-have in every kitchen. From chicken and turkey to soups and stews, this seasoning adds a delicious flavor to any savory dish.
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Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe
The secret ingredient in the best roasted chicken and turkey recipes is poultry seasoning. But if you’re anything like me, you might have questioned how fresh store-bought brands actually are. With this easy recipe, you can easily make your own poultry seasoning using fresh, high-quality ingredients that you hand select.
By making your own DIY herb blend, you’re able to tailor the ingredients to your preferences. Plus, unlike some ready-made blends, this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives or secret ingredients. This is such a wonderful recipe, that you may even want to make an extra batch to keep on hand. Poultry seasoning is not only a great addition to your favorite roast chicken and turkey recipes but for many other savory dishes, like this Chicken Soup and this Turkey Casserole.
Why We Love This Recipe
- Simple ingredients: This delicious homemade poultry seasoning uses just 5 simple ingredients you can get from any grocery store on the spice aisle.
- Fresh: By making your own blend, you have control over using only the best high-quality herbs.
- Cost-effective: Instead of buying pre-packaged seasoning blends, you can buy individual herbs and spices in bulk, which saves you money in the long run.
- Ground sage
How to Make Savory Poultry Seasoning Mix
Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Use immediately or store in a sealed jar or dish in the pantry for up to a month.
Recipe Variation and Add-ins
Have fun making your own seasoning by adding a pinch of your favorite herbs and spices adjusted to suit your own taste buds. Here are some great options:
- Smoked paprika
- Black pepper or white pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Celery seed
- Dried mustard
- Dried lemon zest
Delicious Ways to Use Homemade Poultry Seasoning Mix
This recipe is the perfect blend of herbs to season poultry dishes and stuffing recipes during the holiday season, but here are some other great ways you can use it.
- Soups and stews: Sprinkle poultry seasoning into chicken or turkey pot pies, chicken noodle soup or any type of soup or stew recipes to add depth of flavor. It works well in both creamy and broth-based soups.
- Meatballs and meatloaf: Mix the poultry seasoning into your meatball or meatloaf mixture. It will add an extra layer of flavor to the ground meat.
- Pork: This seasoning works great with baked or grilled pork chops, tenderloins or loins.
- Roasted or grilled vegetables: Toss vegetables like potatoes, carrots, or Brussels sprouts with a sprinkle of poultry seasoning before roasting.
- Marinades: Add the poultry seasoning to your marinade ingredients when marinating chicken or turkey. It will help infuse the meat with savory herb flavor before cooking.
- Seasoned pasta or rice: Sprinkle poultry seasoning into the water or broth when cooking rice or boiling pasta.
- Gravy: This easy poultry seasoning is a delicious addition to homemade gravy for your roasted chicken or turkey.
- Compound butter: Mix poultry seasoning into softened butter and use it as a flavorful spread for bread or as a topping for bread, grilled chicken or baked turkey.
Can You Use Fresh Herbs?
When it comes to making homemade seasoning blends, keep in mind that fresh herbs have moisture which can cause them to go bad quickly. So, if you’re making a batch to use for later, you’ll always want to use dried herbs. If making it to use immediately, you can use fresh herbs, but you will probably need to adjust the amounts. This is because dried herbs have a stronger flavor than fresh.
Tips for Making Your Own DIY Poultry Seasoning Blend
- To extend its shelf life, store dried herb blend in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight, like a pantry or spice cabinet.
- Store your herb blends in a glass jar, spice jar or other airtight container.
- Dried herb blends do not freeze well because it typically causes moisture. Most spices and seasonings will not hold up well when exposed to moisture, which can cause them to mold.
- Heat will also cause seasonings to lose their flavor quickly. It’s best to keep them in on a spice rack that is completely away from any heat source like your stove or dishwasher.
- Label the jars with the date you made your seasoning mixes, so you’ll know when it’s time to make a new big batch.
- For optimal freshness, homemade spice blends should be used within 9 months to a year.
- Have fun with your homemade seasoning blends by trying your own add-ins for extra flavor. A little bit of onion powder, black pepper or white pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, or dried celery seed are popular choices.
Delicious Poultry Recipes
- Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Marry Me Chicken
- Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
- Slow Cooker Pickle Chicken
More Homemade Seasoning Recipes
- 2 Tablespoons sage
- 2 Tablespoons thyme
- 1 Tablespoon marjoram
- 1 Tablespoon rosemary
- 2 Teaspoons nutmeg
- Combine all the ingredients in a small dish and mix well.
- Use immediately or store in a sealed jar or dish in the pantry for up to a month.
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