Homemade Montreal Chicken Seasoning Recipe

This recipe for Homemade Montreal Chicken Seasoning features a flavorful blend of garlic, herbs, and spices. It’s the perfect seasoning for chicken or vegetables, especially when grilled! You can easily double or triple the recipe to make more.

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Grilling a batch of chicken breasts every week has become a regular routine for us. It’s convenient to have them on hand for lunches and salads. And this summer, having this Montreal chicken seasoning blend has made it even easier. No need for messy marinades! I highly recommend making a double or triple batch because I’m confident you’ll love it as much as we do.

What is Montreal Chicken Seasoning?

Montreal Chicken Seasoning is a versatile blend of dried garlic, herbs, and spices. It can be quickly tossed with chicken or sprinkled over vegetables before grilling. The result is a delicious symphony of flavors.

Homemade Montreal Chicken Seasoning

How to Make Montreal Chicken Seasoning

To make this Montreal Chicken Seasoning, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Dried garlic
  • Dried onion
  • Lemon pepper
  • Parsley flakes
  • Whole coriander seeds
  • Aleppo pepper
  • Paprika
  • Turmeric

There are many brands of spices available, but I recommend using high-quality ones. I personally use brands like Morton & Bassett, Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op, or Penzys. Choose what fits your budget and preferences.

Start by measuring and adding 1-1/2 tablespoons each of dried garlic and onion, along with 1-1/2 teaspoons each of dried parsley and whole coriander seeds, into a mortar. Crush and grind the herbs and spices together until they are finely ground. You can also use a spice grinder if you prefer.

Crushing the herbs and spices

Next, transfer the ground herbs and spices to a jar and add 1 tablespoon of lemon pepper, 1 teaspoon of Aleppo pepper (or substitute with 3/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes), 1 teaspoon of paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric. Stir everything until well combined.

Homemade Montreal Chicken Seasoning

This recipe makes approximately 5 tablespoons of seasoning, but feel free to adjust the quantities according to your needs. Store the seasoning in a glass jar or container with a tight-fitting lid in a cool, dry place. It can last for up to 6 months or longer.

How to Use Montreal Chicken Seasoning

To use Montreal Chicken Seasoning, simply toss 4 chicken breast halves into a bowl with 2 teaspoons of light olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the seasoning. Let it sit for a while as you preheat your grill to 450°F.

Once the grill is ready, place the seasoned chicken breasts onto the grates and grill for approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. Always allow the chicken to rest for 4 to 5 minutes under tented foil before serving.

Before digging in, add a few additional pinches of kosher salt and a few turns of black pepper to enhance the flavors.

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Enjoy! If you give this Montreal Chicken Seasoning recipe a try, let me know. Snap a photo and tag me on Twitter or Instagram!

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