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Roast Chicken Seasoning

Updated on August 3, 2012
4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Roast Chicken Seasoning

This is a simple mix of dry herbs and spice that I have come up with that makes any chicken taste and smell great. You can use a whole chicken, or one that's been split down the middle with the backbone removed or a bunch of chicken pieces, it's up to you.

When I spatchcock a chicken, I cut the bone into smaller segments and use it as a trivet of sorts under the chicken to help get the most flavour for a gravy.


  • 3 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper, to taste


  1. Measure out and mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Wash your chicken and pat dry with paper towel. You can remove the backbone for a quicker cooking time, or place your favourite stuffing's into the cavity to enhance the flavour. Rub some good olive oil over the chicken and then coat well with the seasoning, making sure to rub it all over evenly.
  3. Cook your chicken in the oven, a kettle BBQ, over coals, or whatever method you love to use.


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      InTuneWithCooking 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks carol and oldroses!! Sorry for the late reply, but my wife and I have been busy setting up our own hair salon/retro store! Busy busy busy!! I do hope you enjoy the recipe :)

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      Caren White 5 years ago from Franklin Park, NJ

      This sounds delicious! I'm always looking for new ways to prepare chicken. Thanks for sharing.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I like the smoked paprika idea. Will have to add that.

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      Saira Sheikh 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      I love roasted chicken, I make it on weekends. Thanks for sharing your idea of making it . I will try making it!