Seasoning is an important part of preparing mouthwatering chicken. Too often, people under-season their chicken or use only salt and pepper. But this is a huge mistake! Chicken is meant to be seasoned - the right herbs and spices tremendously enhance its flavor. You’ll want to start with kosher salt or sea salt, but there are plenty of other seasonings you should be using as well.
To amp up your chicken game, here are five scrumptions ways to season your chicken.
Tandoori is a traditional spice blend and a popular part of Indian cuisine. And, it uses spices that you probably already have in your spice cabinet such as paprika, coriander and cayenne pepper. Mix the seasonings together and store them in an airtight container. This way, you can use them whenever you have a craving for Indian food.
If you’re looking to add more spice to your life, or in this case your chicken, you can't go wrong with Nashville Hot seasoning. While you can purchase this seasoning from the store, it’s cheaper and easier to make it on your own. And once you have it, you can also add it to vegetables, dips and sauces for a tangy twist!
Curry is a mixture of spices such as coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, fenugreek and mustard. Once you season the chicken with curry, you’ll make a delicious sauce using cream, butter or coconut milk. Curry seasoning also tastes great in soups and stews, so make extra for your pantry!
For a sweeter take on chicken, try molasses and bourbon seasoning. To make this, you’ll combine ketchup, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, pepper and chili powder. You can use chicken breasts or thighs depending on what parts of the chicken you prefer. Keep in mind that you will have to make this seasoning fresh - it can’t be stored in your fridge.
Chili lime chicken is a satisfying dish that can be eaten year round. You’ll use seasonings like chili powder, cumin, paprika, cinnamon and sugar to make the chili flavor. But before adding these seasonings, marinate the chicken in lime juice for 30 minutes. It’s a quick and easy way to tenderize and flavorize your chicken.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed these scrumptious ideas for seasoning your chicken. The right balance of salt, pepper, herbs and spices is guaranteed to transform your dishes! You’ll be thinking, “Chicken has never tasted so good!”