Paprika Chicken Spice Mix Recipe

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This Paprika Chicken Spice Mix recipe is easy to make and it’s always a hit! It’s a healthy seasoning rub for chicken baked in the oven, on the grill, in the slower cooker or in an Instant Pot.

Mason Jar of Paprika Chicken Spice Mix

I love baking whole chickens. It’s super easy just to toss one on my roasting rack, coat it with some spices and let it bake for a couple of hours. Then I usually toss the bones in a crock pot overnight and make chicken stock with them for chicken noodle soup, which I often make with the leftover chicken the next day.

My favorite place to buy organic chicken is Butcher Box. It’s super convenient because it’s delivered frozen to your home. The quality is so much better than what you find at the grocery store too.

We spice our chickens a variety of ways, but everyone’s favorite way to have a roasted chicken is with my paprika spice recipe. I’ve been making it for a few years now, and the girls love it so much that I always find their fingers in the jar when I’m making dinner.

Most often, I use it as a rub on whole chicken that I roast in the oven. That’s my favorite way to use this homemade spice mix. I have also used the seasoning blend on chickens in the crock pot and Instant Pot, and those come out delicious as well!

This recipe makes enough to fill a pint-sized mason jar. Most of my spice mix recipes are calculated to fill a jar this size. I like to make my mixes once and be able to use them over and over.

If you like your chicken a bit spicier, give our Cajun Seasoning recipe a try! Sometimes we like to layer the Paprika Chicken Spice Mix with the Cajun Seasoning to get a medium spice.

Overhead view of paprika chicken spice mix in mason jar

Paprika Chicken Spice Mix

This Paprika Chicken Spice Mix recipe is a healthy seasoning rub for chicken baked in the oven, on the grill, in the slower cooker or in an Instant Pot.
4.62 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Recipe Servings: 16



  • 16 ounce glass jar


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, then transfer to a pint sized mason jar.
    Close up of paprika chicken spice mix in jar


To use, rub the spice into your chicken and bake or cook as usual. 

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3066mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8453IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 5mg

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