Homemade blackened seasoning in a clear jar for chicken, steak, shrimp, salmon, potatoes, or vegetables.

Best Blackened Seasoning Recipe

Blackened Seasoning is a homemade version of the classic Cajun spice mix and tastes great on everything from chicken and fish to potatoes or vegetables. 

Course Seasoning
Cuisine American, Cajun, French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 18 kcal
Author London


  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. thyme dried
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. basil dried
  • 1 tsp. oregano dried
  • 1 tsp. salt optional


  1. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Store blackened seasoning in an air-tight container (like these 4-ounce mason jars!) for 1-2 years.
  3. Use it to season chicken, salmon, tilapia, steak, shrimp, potatoes, or any other recipe that needs a spicy kick!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Best Blackened Seasoning Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Sodium 324mg 14%
Potassium 169mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 33.3%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.