Whether making chicken or turkey, this homemade Poultry Seasoning is the mix you want of savory herbs and a bit of warm spice.
Note: Below you’ll find a recipe for a full 1/2 cup (4oz.) batch of poultry seasoning. In addition, in case you’re trying to make a recipe that calls for poultry seasoning and you just want to make a little bit, we’ve also given a recipe below that makes a small batch of just 2 tablespoons. We hope you find this helpful!
What’s In Poultry Seasoning?
Poultry seasoning combines thyme, sage, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and typically a warm spice, like ginger or nutmeg. This mix gives us that savory Thanksgiving and stuffing taste we love.
As something typically used only a couple of times a year, it can feel like a waste to purchase a large container only to have it sit for months until the next holiday. My recipe makes just enough to get you through a couple of holidays and perhaps a Sunday dinner so that you always have a fresh batch.
If you don’t have all of the ingredients on hand to create your own poultry seasoning, you can still capture that essence. Just use thyme and sage, or thyme and rosemary.
Using rubbed sage and ground rosemary are preferred for this recipe. The powdered form of each will mix better with the other ingredients and also work better in recipes.
To make the homemade poultry seasoning blend, mix together the ingredients until well combined. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, and store for up to three months in a cool, dry, dark place.
Making a Small Batch of Poultry Seasoning
If you want a full batch of poultry seasoning in your pantry that you can grab and use whenever, then scroll down to make the full recipe. However, if you just want a small batch to use right now in a recipe that calls for it, or, if you just want to know approximately how much of each ingredient to add directly to something that you’re cooking, I have the info for you here.
Here is how to make 2 tablespoons of poultry seasoning. One tablespoon is a good amount for seasoning 2-3 pounds of chicken pieces or a whole medium-sized chicken, seasoning it inside and out and under the skin a bit. Two tablespoons is a good amount for seasoning a medium whole turkey, again, inside and out, and under the skin a bit.
|To Make 2 Tablespoons of Poultry Seasoning, Combine|
• 2 and 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
• 2 and 1/4 tsp. dried sage
• 3/4 tsp. dried marjoram
• 3/4 tsp. dried oregano
• 3/4 tsp. dried rosemary
• 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
To Add Directly to the Food You’re Cooking: Add equal amounts of dried thyme and of dried sage. Add one-third that amount of dried marjoram, dried oregano, and dried rosemary. Add a small amount of ground ginger or leave it out.
Uses For Poultry Seasoning
One of my favorite easy ways to use this spice blend is on chicken or turkey salad. Of course, it can be generously rubbed on turkey or chicken before roasting. Plus, when combined with oil or butter, it makes the most perfectly seasoned roasted potatoes.
You can also try adding some to flavor chicken soups or pot pies. I can’t wait to hear what other dishes you use this seasoning in.Print
- 3 Tbsp. dried thyme
- 3 Tbsp. dried sage
- 1 Tbsp. dried marjoram
- 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp. ground rosemary
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- In a medium bowl whisk together sage, thyme, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and ginger until well combined.
- Transfer mixture to an air-tight container. Store up to 3 months in a cool, dry, dark, place.