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Brazilian Chicken Seasoning (Tempero Em Pó Para Frango)

Ever wanted to learn the BEST chicken seasoning recipe? This Brazilian Chicken Seasoning, which we call Tempero Em Pó Para Frango in Portuguese, is full of amazing herbs and spices and easy to make! Whether you're grilling, baking or pan frying, this seasoning mix contains the best spices for chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: Seasoning
Servings: 6 Tablespoons
Calories: 17kcal
Author: aline_shaw


  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried chives
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground achiote pepper (colorau) optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 whole large bay leaf (about 2 inches long) or 2 small (1 inch) ones


  • Add all the ingredients to a spice grinder and grind to a powder.
  • Place the seasoning in a jar and cover with a lid.
  • Store in a dry place for months, and use as needed.

Seasoning Instructions:

  • For about 1 pound of chicken breast, season with 1-2 teaspoons of kosher salt, then with 1-2 teaspoons of chicken seasoning. Bake, grill, or pan fry!!

Bom Apetite!!


    Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg