Several Christmas’s ago a friend gifted me with a homemade seasoning mix and we LOVED how it tasted. Once it was gone I started searching for a recipe to make my own spice mix and we have tried a bunch! This is one homemade seasoning mix I will not go with out because it is the basis for what I call my “lazy chicken meal” but my family calls it delicious so I keep making it.
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I get many of my spices from a local bulk Amish store but you can get all of these spices from any local store or even on Amazon! The recipe below is perfect to try and see if you like the blend—and if you don’t then you haven’t wasted a bunch of expensive spices! If you love the All Purpose Seasoning mix and want to get the recipe for a bigger batch then I have that for you too! Just click right here to get the free recipe and see all the other freebies that are available for my favorite peeps (those who get my newsletter!) whom I love on a little bit extra every week.
Recipe for All Purpose Spice Mix (3.5 Tablespoons)
1 T garlic powder
1.5 t dried basil
1.5 t dried parsley
1.25 t ground thyme
1 t onion powder
1 t ground black pepper
1 t dried sage
1/4 t cayenne
Mix all spices in a small bowl. I find that some of the spices, like onion powder, will clump and not sprinkle very well. So my favorite, but optional, step comes next. Get out the power tools! You can also add about 1 tablespoon of salt to this if you like your season mixes to have salt in them. It’s good without too though.
Optional: I like to run my spice mix through a coffee grinder to get the spikes a bit smaller and easier to sprinkle evenly.
Lazy Chicken & Veggies meal
It really doesn’t get much easier than this meal. It’s my go-to when I don’t know what to fix for supper. It’s the meal I fix when I have a crowd to feed because it is so easy.
Here’s what you need & how to fix it
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Chicken—breasts, thighs, drumsticks it really doesn’t matter just fix enough for your peeps plus a few extra. This chickie is great warmed up the next day.
3. All Purpose Homemade seasoning mix- sprinkle it over the top of the chicken after you’ve put it on a baking sheet
4. Slide the baking sheet in your preheated oven and bake it until the chicken is golden and done in the middle—usually 30-45 minutes for me.
Fried or Baked Salmon
Second easiest meal ever. I do this a lot for lunch because I do it in a single serving.
1. Defrost your salmon by putting a little warm water in the sink. I get Aldi’s boneless, skinless frozen fillets when I shop using Instacart—best time saver ever! Leave it there for 5 minutes and it will defrost fast!
2. Heat some olive oil in a skillet to medium/high and put the fillet in.
3. Sprinkle on some spice of life mix and flip the fillet after 4-5 minutes as it’s getting crispy but before it burns! You can put more spice mix on it but I usually just do one side and there is plenty of flavor.
4. After 2-3 minutes the salmon should be done. Add a fresh salad or a mixture of veggies to complete your meal! Simple, easy and fast for any meal!
This spice mix is perfect for when you don’t know what to do with that chicken in your refrigerator!
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