Knowing how to season chicken is an often overlooked culinary superpower. It lets you choose flavours you like without being bound to pre-seasoned options.
So how do we season chicken?
-> Chicken + Seasonings + Working In = Seasoned Chicken <-
There are multiple herbs, spices, and mixed seasonings you can choose, but the basics stay the same. Seasoning chicken requires little effort and you don’t even have to get your hands dirty if that’s your preference.
-> The Process <-
Difficulty Level: Super Easy
- Step 1: Get chicken pieces of your choice. (I have a leg and thigh here.)
- Step 2: Choose spices/herbs/mixed seasonings (or multiple combos of these).
- Step 3: Sprinkle chicken with salt if the seasonings chosen are not salty. (For 1 piece of chicken, 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp is fine for my tastes.)
- Step 4: Work seasonings into chicken – imagine you’re giving a massage. (You can use your hands, put gloves on, or use a utensil to get the seasoning all over the chicken.)
- Step 5: Use immediately or store. (If you’re using the chicken within 24 hours you can keep it in the fridge, otherwise, freeze.)
Done, done, and done :). If you’re not using the seasoned chicken immediately, you can season and store overnight to marinate, or freeze seasoned chicken for later use. I use plastic food bags/containers to store meat in the freezer. Usually chicken can keep for months at a time frozen. However, if possible, try to use the frozen chicken within the first few months as this is best for optimal taste/quality.
Try out your chicken seasoning skills with my Curry & Ginger Baked Chicken recipe!
What are your fave seasoning combos?
Comment below :).