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A jar of blackened seasoning with fresh herbs in the background.

Blackened Seasoning

This blackened seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices that are combined to produce a savory rub that takes minutes to put together. Use your homemade blackening seasoning on chicken, fish, shrimp or pork for a zesty and flavorful meal.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword blackened seasoning, blackening seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 13kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more to taste


  • Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer the spice blend to an airtight container or jar. Store in a cool dark place for up to 6 months.



Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 875mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1371IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg