This Hen Seasoning is an excellent easy spice mix utilizing primary spices you most likely have already. It’s nice for rooster cooked within the oven, grilled, on the range prime or simply about any method you possibly can consider!

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Hen might be the commonest protein that’s cooked within the US for dinner. And let’s face it, it might probably get boring. I satisfaction myself on developing with Straightforward Hen Dinner Recipes that aren’t boring, however folks get caught in ruts and aren’t at all times branching out.

This rooster seasoning takes the place of the shop purchased spice mix lots of people use. You’ll be able to management the salt the sugar and the spices, to make it what you need. After which you may get artistic with the way you wish to cook dinner your rooster to maintain issues attention-grabbing. Apply it to Grilled Hen or A Entire Roast Hen or you could possibly apply it to Air Fryer Hen Breast. So many choices it’s nice to have in your pantry for busy nights.

Why You’ll Love This Hen Seasoning

  • Straightforward – This mix makes use of stuff you most likely have readily available already, and takes lower than 5 minutes to throw collectively. I make a giant batch so it’s at all times within the cupboard able to go.
  • Versatile – Should you like issues spicy, add just a little cayenne. Should you don’t like thyme, use oregano. Tremendous straightforward to combine it up and make it how you want.
  • Management – you get to manage the salt and sugar and know what’s in your spice mix. A lot of folks wish to reduce on salt, so depart it out! It’s utterly as much as you.
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What You’ll Want

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  • Kosher Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Dried Thyme
  • Sugar – helps to caramelize the meat, if you wish to depart it out you possibly can.
  • Black Pepper
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How To Season Hen

To start out all it’s a must to do is combine the entire seasoning components collectively. After which you might be able to get cooking!

  • Trim you rooster, you should use any kind you want (breast, thighs, wings, legs). Simply trim off any extra fats or robust spots.
  • Brush rooster with only a tiny little bit of oil to assist the rooster seasoning stick nicely to the meat.
  • Use about 1-2 Tablespoons of seasoning per pound of rooster. However that’s only a information, in case you like extra use extra!
  • Then cook dinner nevertheless you want. You’ll be able to throw it on the grill, you possibly can bake rooster breasts, you possibly can cook dinner them on the range. Simply cook dinner to 165º F inner temperature after which you might be able to eat.
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How To Retailer Hen Seasoning

You can also make a small batch of this that works for simply 1 pound of rooster, or you may make a giant batch to have readily available. Should you make further retailer in an hermetic container in your pantry or spice rack, identical to you do different spices. It can final for about 6 months, it actually is determined by the age of your spices while you begin how lengthy the efficiency of the spices will final

Why is there sugar within the recipe?

The small quantity of sugar helps to caramelize the meat and lock within the juices. It’s in the entire retailer purchased rooster seasoning blends that this could change. Should you actually wish to lower out the sugar you possibly can.

Can I make this salt free?

If you’re watching your sodium consumption you possibly can cut back or omit the salt within the recipe. Clearly that may change the style for those who don’t want to observe their sodium, as salt helps deliver out and intensify the flavors.

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Different Seasoning Blends

Should you like mixing up your personal spice blends to manage the components, I’ve fairly a couple of others you possibly can take a look at!


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  • Measure the entire spices right into a small bowl.

  • Combine till the whole lot is nicely mixed.

  • Retailer in an hermetic container for six months to 1 yr.

Use 1-2 Tablespoons of spice combination per pound of rooster

Serving: 1g | Energy: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fats: 1g | Sodium: 1303mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Vitamin data is mechanically calculated, so ought to solely be used as an approximation.

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