Homemade Blackened Seasoning Mix Perfect for Fish & Chicken

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I just started making my own homemade blackened seasoning mix and it is so good! Perfect for fish and chicken and additive free. It also takes very little time to whip up a batch of this mix to store in your pantry.

Homemade Blackened Seasoning Mix Perfect for Fish & Chicken premade

Homemade Blackened Seasoning Mix

One very popular recipe on the blog is for a homemade rotisserie chicken seasoning mix. That mix is great for homemade rotisserie chicken of course, but it’s also delicious in chicken noodle soup and a lot of other recipes.

blackened salmon tacos

Since the other spice mix recipes are so popular, I decided it’s high time I shared another homemade seasoning mix, so here’s a delicious way to make your own blackened seasoning mix. This mix is great for fish and chicken. We love to use it on blackened salmon tacos! Nom Nom! As with most things I make, I like to double or quadruple this recipe so it’s ready to go when I need a quick meal. I encourage you to make up a big batch of this and store it in a air-tight container!

Why Make Your Own Spice Mixes?

That’s a good question! I like to make my own spice mixes so I can control ingredients. Often MSG is hiding in the pre-made mixes you buy at the store, so make sure to check ingredient list before buying. It’s also a way to save money! I’m all about saving money especially on groceries which seem to be getting more and more expensive. And honestly, it just doesn’t take that much time to do.

homemade blackened seasoning mix

By the way, if you don’t already use flat measuring spoons that fit inside spice jars, GET SOME! They will revolutionize your LIFE! I got mine at World Market, but haven’t seen them there since. I did find these Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons on Amazon though, and they look just as amazing as mine!

Blackened Seasoning Mix

Homemade spice mixes are so easy to make. It takes longer to pull the spices out of the cabinet than it does to actually make the mix. Just make sure you have an airtight container to store your homemade seasoning mixes to keep them fresh! When you’re ready to use this mix, measure out 2-4 TBS per pound of meat.

Here’s the printable recipe for homemade blackened seasoning mix, perfect for fish and chicken.

Yield: 6 tablespoons

Homemade Blackened Seasoning Mix Perfect for Fish & Chicken

homemade blackened seasoning mix

A spicy homemade blackened seasoning mix - perfect for fish and chicken!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 TBS ground paprika
  • 1 TBS cayanne
  • 1 TBS onion powder
  • 1 TBS garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp basil


  1. Simply combine all spices in an airtight container. Shake to combine. When you're ready to cook, use 2-4 TBS per pound of meat, depending on how spicy you want your food!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 779mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is not always correct.

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There are many benefits to making your own spice mixes - being able to control ingredients and cost! This recipe for Homemade Blackened Seasoning Mix is perfect for fish and chicken. It's oh-so-good! Make up a big batch today.

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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