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Blackening Seasoning Recipe

This savory and smoky blackening seasoning has the earthiness of chili spice with the savory elements of kosher salt and dried spices and a gorgeous red color to it. It's perfect for fish, chicken, and pork.
Course seasoning
Cuisine Grilled Chicken, Grilled Fish, seasoning
Keyword blackened chicken seasoning, blackened fish seasoning, blackened seasoning, blackened seasoning recipe, blackening seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 572kcal
Cost $4.00


  • ½ cup chili powder
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika (regular paprika works fine as well)
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme double if all you have is dried thyme (not ground)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix together.
  • Spoon the blackened seasoning into the mason jar.
  • Store in a cool dark cupboard. Will last up to three months.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 30265mg | Potassium: 3153mg | Fiber: 56g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 43215IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 776mg | Iron: 36mg