Healthy Chicken Seasoning- Gluten-Free and Keto! A recipe that can be used on many dishes.

It would just be too selfish if I didn’t share this recipe for healthy chicken seasoning, it’s Gluten-free and Keto. Who would have thought about seasoning being gluten-free? Are you aware that “spices” or “flavour” on an ingredients label may be gluten-containing ingredients? Making your own seasoning blend allows you to have control over this. The brand I use is safe for my home. Although it is not originally mine, I’ve adapted this spice blend to make the best of its gluten-free versatility. This can become your go-to spice bottle if you make up a large batch and store it ready to go for its many uses. Because it has been in my kitchen for years, I have tried using it on dozens of different meals, and the results are great every time.

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Originally this recipe came from Leane Ely and her Saving Dinner website. I found it through a collaboration she did with Marla Cilley over at Flylady.net.

Since then, I have tweaked it and adapted it for other uses. This seasoning blend certainly can be used for more than just chicken. Consider using it on chops, in your meatballs, on a cucumber tomato salad, on kebabs, or in a crumb mix for a schnitzel type coating. So many options, but it’s original and intended use is still for chicken.

My Gluten-Free and Keto Version

Finding a seasoning blend that is gluten-free is challenging, especially for those who are extremely sensitive to even trace amounts. I’ve found some great gluten-free choices available from the Club House Organic line. But please, please always read the labels to be sure.

My gluten-free version is slightly different from the original because I have added cumin to mine. I’ve been known to add a bit more of this or that, I’ve also add powdered ginger if I am cooking more stir-fry meals, and I’ll add more oregano or cayenne, depending on the tendency at the time.

Make Ahead

This recipe originally came with a suggestion to make ahead a much larger portion so you have it on hand. I will give you the basic single meal size and the 8x recipes. The single meal size is a great way to find out if you like it or not, while the 8x gives you plenty to use it frequently at a moments notice.

Healthy Chicken Seasoning-Gluten-Free and Keto!
Healthy Chicken Seasoning-Gluten-Free and Keto! This versatile recipe can be used in a wide variety of meals.

I would suggest buying your spices in bulk. I find it cheaper this way, especially if making a large batch.

Single Recipe Size

Making sure your individual spices are each gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free etc is essential for your own health. The Club House Organics are labelled clearly as single ingredients, but they are not specifically labelled as allergen-free in any way. They work for me.

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Healthy Chicken Seasoning

A versatile spice blend for many menu items. Gluten-free and useful for chicken, fish, coating mixes, even on a salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1/8 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/8 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a bowl, grinding Thyme in a mortar and pestle to make it finer if desired. Use to season meat, or add to salad or crumbs for coating mix. To make a Keto, crispy crumb coating mix, blend a few tablespoons in with a bag of finely crushed pork rinds.

Multiple Uses

In our house, we use this for many meals. You can use it to season meatballs, and to sprinkle on burgers on the grill. It’s intended use in the original recipe was for Garlic Lime Chicken. Try it on chicken wings, and on a tomato cucumber salad, or even in mashed avocado to make a quick faked out guacamole.

Out of these, my favourite is mixed with crushed pork rinds. It makes a crispy coating mix like a shake and bake, or a schnitzel. Come on!! You thought Schnitzel was a thing of the past as a gluten-free lifestyle took over your kitchen. Give it a try. You might have a new favourite! Give it a whirl. I would love to hear about your experiments and new ideas in the comments.

Make Ahead Batch Size (8x original)

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Healthy Chicken Seasoning 8x Batch

A versatile spice blend for many menu items. Gluten-free and useful for chicken, fish, coating mixes, even on a salad. Only your imagination is the limit.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 min
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Lunch
Servings: 50 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 8 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 4 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 4 Tsp Thyme
  • 4 Tsp Cumin

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a bowl, grinding Thyme in a mortar and pestle to make it finer if desired. Pour entire contents into an air-tight container and label.
    Use to season meat, or add to salad or crumbs for coating mix. To make a Keto, crispy crumb coating mix, blend a few tablespoons in with a bag of finely crushed pork rinds.

Because the uses are so varied, it is tricky to narrow down the nutrition exactly.  The serving size for these charts works out to be less than a tsp per serving.  If you’re watching your sodium, this recipe has enough flavour from the other ingredients that you could easily reduce the amount of salt you use.  Also, I should mention, I used Garlic and Onion Powder, not garlic or onion salt.  That would absolutely alter the sodium levels in the chart.

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Nutrition label for a Single batch of my Healthy Chicken Seasoning-Gluten-Free and Keto

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Nutrition Label for an 8x batch of my Healthy Chicken Seasoning-Gluten-Free and Keto

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10 thoughts on “Healthy Chicken Seasoning Gluten-Free and Keto

    1. It is. I’ve made sure to use the powder variety of these spices rather than a salt. This allows it to be a healthier choice.

    1. One of the things I like about this is although we love a good Montreal Steak Spice, we like the finer substance of this. Sometimes steak spice is too coarse for less substantial foods.

    1. As long as you’re certain your spices are gluten-free, then it’s good to go. We love it for its versatility. Make a sample batch first to see if you like it. But I would suspect you might make the jumbo batch for convenience.

    1. We’ve used this on so many meals. Last week it was sprinkled on shrimp skewers for the BBQ. Of course, this was when there were no shrimp allergic people around, or expected for quite a while.

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