Homemade Lemon Herb Seasoning Mix

by Sep 1, 2019

This simple seasoning mix is a go-to for roast chicken in our home. The lemon powder is so bright and refreshing that I could also see this being delicious on fish or roasted vegetables. 

Make sure to do a little taste test so you know how salty it is if you are going to use it for something other than a roast chicken. From personal experience, this whole recipe makes the perfect amount to cover one whole chicken, so you could scale up or down depending on how you are going to use it.


Mix all ingredients together, breaking up any clumps.

Makes enough to cover one, whole chicken

2 tsp, homemade lemon peel powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt (use plain table salt, as opposed to kosher in this situation. The finer grain mixes well into the mixture)

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp dried thyme (can sub oregano, basil, or herb of choice)

1 tsp dried oregano (can sub herb of choice)

I often use my homemade dehydrated basil in this recipe and it is delicious! Check out how to make your own HERE.

Pictured above is a typical garden-to-table meal in our home. Roasted lemon chicken, grilled garden vegetables, and Tzatziki on the side. Learn how to make your own Tzatziki with my go-to recipe HERE.

How to Use

As discussed above, make sure to do a little taste test so you know the salt level before using. You don’t want to sprinkle it all over your veggies and realize they are too salty!

Our favorite way to use this mix is on our rotisserie chicken. Simply rub your chicken with some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle the seasoning mix all over. Cook your chicken!

This mix makes enough to cover one, whole chicken. You could scale up to make more for gifts!

Lightly sprinkle over vegetables before roasting. Broccoli, potatoes, romanesco and asparagus are some of our favorites!

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