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The Best Chicken Thigh Seasoning

Adnan Ahmad
The Best Chicken Thigh Seasoning

There are different ways to make chicken thighs. However, the only time you’ll know if your guest enjoyed their meal is when they lick the plates clean and have absolutely no complaints, just like you won’t at your favorite chicken restaurants. Take it from us, the secret behind those absolutely smashed chicken thighs is in the seasoning. The best chicken thigh seasoning blends take seconds to mix but add a ton of flavor. Not only this, but the herbs and spices affect the aroma, appearance, and texture. Explore the ingredients to try and the top products to buy below.

Chicken Thigh Seasoning Ingredients

Salt and Pepper

Salt and pepper are foundational ingredients for most seasoning blends. Pepper adds subtle heat and depth of flavor. Meanwhile, there are different types of pepper, depending on the level of kick or spiciness you want. For instance, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and more. Cayenne pepper adds a spicy kick and balances the sweetness of other seasonings. Likewise, salt enhances the natural flavor of the meat. Together, both ingredients amplify and balance other seasonings.

Garlic and Onion Powder

Garlic provides a savory, aromatic flavor. It also adds depth and complexity to the mix and enhances the overall taste. Similarly, onion powder contributes richness and depth. Both herbs and spices pair well with other ingredients and create a flavorful mix.

Paprika, thyme, and Rosemary

Smoked paprika gives the thigh a vibrant color and adds a subtle smokiness. The mild heat and earthy flavor enhance the taste, and paprika makes the chicken more visually appealing. Thyme infuses an herbal flavor with hints of mint and citrus. Most importantly, it adds freshness to the mix and pairs well with onion, garlic, and other herbs. Rosemary gives a robust pine-like flavor with hints of woodiness and citrus. Together, the ingredients create a balanced aromatic blend.

Sugar and Lemon Zest

Brown sugar is crucial for chicken caramelization. Not only this, but it adds a subtle sweetness and balances the savory and spicy flavors of other spices. Brown sugar gives the thigh a crispy, golden-brown crust. In contrast, lemon zest provides tanginess and contrasts the savory and spicy flavors of other ingredients and improves the overall taste of your dish.

The Best Chicken Thigh Seasoning

Finding the best chicken thigh seasoning is time-consuming and you are limited toonly the ingredients you know. The alternative is to buy a seasoning collection of various ingredients from around the world. Read the herbs and spices that unlock new doors of culinary possibilities below:

  1. Global Chicken Air Fryer Seasoning Set

This 6 pack collection of gourmet seasonings and spice blends is perfect for all chicken lovers. Together, the herbs and spices are enough to take your air-fried chicken thighs to the next level. The blends are suitable for seasoning and rubbing chicken kabobs. Likewise, the taste of Jamaica, Portugal, and Sicily allows you to bring flavors from these countries into your kitchen. Each gourmet blend is responsibly sourced and creates a balanced taste for even the most discerning palates.

Ingredients in the Collection

  •  Taste of Jamaica Seasoning: Garlic, Thyme, Black Pepper, Cumin Seed, Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger, Red Pepper, Nutmeg, Sage, Onion, Paprika, Sugar, Salt, Jalapeno.
  • Spicy Thai Seasoning: California Sea Salt, Ginger, Basil, Red Pepper, Cumin, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Garlic, Onion, Red Bell Peppers, Cilantro, Turmeric Extract and Garlic Oil.
  • Chicken Kabob Seasoning & Rub: Garlic, Onion, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Paprika, Cane Sugar, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme, Ground Celery, Red Cayenne, Red Pepper Flakes, Red Bell Pepper, Ancho Chili, Coriander, Orange Zest, Ginger, Cinnamon, Lemon, Marjoram.
  • Portuguese Piri Piri Fire Seasoning: Paprika, Granulated Garlic, Minced Garlic, Sugar, Fine Salt, Coarse Salt, Granulated Onion, Minced Onion, Red Cayenne, Black Pepper, Oregano, Red Pepper Flakes, Bell Pepper, Ginger, Orange Peel, Basil, Bay Leaves.
  • French Onion Seasoning: Sea Salt, Onion, Sugar, Dill Tips, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, Parsley.
  • Sicilian Garlic Seasoning: Minced Garlic, Granulated Garlic, Coarse Salt, Basil, Oregano, Red Bell Peppers, Minced Onion, Sea Salt, Green Bell Peppers, Black Pepper, Fennel, Rosemary, Lemon.

 

  1. Everything But The Classic Cookout

The Everything but the Classic Cookout set of four is another top seasoning blend to try. The fried chicken tin contains 15 blends of herbs and spices, all-natural ingredients built from the ground up. As a result, they are sufficient to make the best-fried chicken thigh you have ever tasted. Apart from this, Everything but the Guacamole mixes well with Greek Yoghurt or Sour Cream for marinating chicken.

Ingredients in the Collection

  • Everything But The Fried Chicken Seasoning: Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper, Sugar, Mustard Powder, White Pepper, Thyme, Sage, Celery, Basil, Chili Pepper, Ginger, Wasabi Powder, Honey, Rosemary.
  • Everything But The Burger Seasoning: Garlic, Sea Salt, Sugar, Black Pepper, Worcester Powder, Red Cayenne, Red Bell Pepper, Mustard Powder, Mushroom Powder.
  • Everything But The Taco Seasoning: Paprika, Garlic, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Sugar, Oregano, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Coriander, Chipotle Peppers, Chili Peppers, Jalapeño Peppers, Cilantro, White Pepper, Fenugreek, Fennel, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Cloves, Basil, Rosemary, Celery, Thyme, Marjoram, Ginger, Cumin, Cinnamon.
  • Everything But The Guacamole Seasoning: Garlic, Onion, Salt, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Red Pepper Flakes, Lime Juice, and Red Cayenne Peppers.

 

  1. Classic Backyard BBQ Collection

Bring out the best in your chicken BBQ with this collection. The summer pack of six is suitable for grilled chicken, smash burgers, and seared steaks. Each gourmet rub and seasonings make magical marinades and go well with sour cream or olive oil for a delicious sauce or dip. Most importantly, the flavors won’t overpower your meal. Instead, they will enhance them.

Ingredients in the Collection

  • Chop House Choice BBQ Seasoning: Garlic, Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Sugar, Parsley, White Pepper, Shitake Mushroom, Onion, Coriander Seed.
  • Everything But The BBQ Seasoning: Garlic, Onion, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Cane Sugar, Paprika, Coconut Palm Sugar, Basil, Parsley, Red Bell Pepper, Sesame Seeds, Red Cayenne, White Pepper, Chives, Poppy Seeds, Chervil.
  • Perfect Poultry BBQ Rub: Garlic, Onion, Sea Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Cane Sugar, Celery Seed, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Hickory Smoke Powder, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram, Parsley, Red Cayenne, Red Pepper.
  • All Natural Cool Ranch Seasoning: Sea Salt, Onion, Sugar, Sour Cream Powder, Blue Cheese Powder (Milk, Salt, Cultures, Enzymes), Dill Tips, Chives, Garlic, Basil, Chervil, Tarragon, White Pepper, Parsley.
  • Everything But The Burger Seasoning: Garlic, Sea Salt, Sugar, Black Pepper, Worcester Powder, Red Cayenne, Red Bell Pepper, Mustard Powder, Mushroom Powder.
  • Everything But The Guacamole Seasoning: Garlic, Onion, Salt, Jalapeño, Cilantro, Red Pepper Flakes, Lime Juice, and Red Cayenne Peppers.

 

  1. Global Foodie Favorites

This collection features authentic flavors from various culinary destinations. From Southern Italy to Central Japan, each seasoning blend works as a rub or marinade for chicken thigh and you can use the ramen rub to spice up steak night or simply elevate a simple plate into a masterpiece.

Ingredients in the Collection

  • Scandinavian Land & Sea Seasoning: California Salt, Garlic, Sugar, Black Pepper, Red Bell Pepper, Ginger, Dill, Cinnamon, Parsley, Bay Leaf, Orange Peel.
  • Sicilian Garlic Seasoning & Sea Salt: Minced Garlic, Granulated Garlic, Coarse Salt, Basil, Oregano, Red Bell Peppers, Minced Onion, Sea Salt, Green Bell Peppers, Black Pepper, Fennel, Rosemary, Lemon.
  • Green Harissa Seasoning: Garlic, Sea Salt, Chili Peppers, Onion, Coriander, Cane Sugar, Cumin, Green Bell Pepper, Basil, Cilantro, Minced Onion, Paprika, Jalapeño, Rosemary, Red Pepper, Marjoram, Bay Leaves, Rosemary, Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Cinnamon, Caraway, Ginger.
  • Shichimi Ramen Seasoning & Meat Rub: California Sea Salt, Chili Peppers, Sesame Seeds, Dehydrated Orange, Poppy Seeds, Ginger and Seaweed.
  • Everything But The Pho: Onion, Salt, Garlic, Sugar, Jalapeño, Lime, Ginger, White Pepper, Basil, Mint, All Spice, Cinnamon, Cilantro, Celery Seed, Basil, Chives.
  • Portuguese Piri Piri Seasoning: Paprika, Granulated Garlic, Minced Garlic, Sugar, Fine Salt, Coarse Salt, Granulated Onion, Minced Onion, Red Cayenne, Black Pepper, Oregano, Red Pepper Flakes, Bell Pepper, Ginger, Orange Peel, Basil, Bay Leaves.

Conclusion

The chicken thigh has a higher fat content and is considered one of the tastiest parts of chicken. Still, seasoning enhances its natural taste and adds more flavor and juiciness. We recommend you experiment with any of the chicken thigh seasoning collections above to make your meal more delicious.

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