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Southwest Seasoning

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When I am short on time, I usually grab a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store to make my Southwest Chicken Salads and wraps. But when the stars align and I have more time, I cook my own chicken breasts that have been seasoned with this Southwest Seasoning mix. It adds some additional flavor, and makes them extra special.

Southwest Seasoning for chicken, pork, or fish! cookingwithcurls.com

Yep, you guessed it. That is a recycled Archer Farms {Target} spice jar. I love the square shape, so I clean them {remove the labels} and save them for my own spice mixes.

How to make Southwest Seasoning:

Simply mix all of the spices together in a small bowl…..

Southwest Seasoning mix cookingwithcurls.com

Then use a funnel to pour the Southwest Seasoning mix into the spice jar…easy peasy! 😉  You can easily adjust the spices to fit your families tastes. As written, this seasoning has a bit of a kick from the paprika. You can always start with less, and add more until you find your own perfect combination.

This Southwest Seasoning is perfect on chicken, pork, beef, or fish! cookingwithcurls.com

No I did not forget any ingredients, the green flecks are from my garlic powder {it contains parsley}.

This Southwest Seasoning is one of the most popular seasonings in my kitchen. I use it all of the time, especially on the chicken on my Southwest Chicken Salads…..

Southwest Chicken Salad Collage | cookingwithcurls.com

1 – Southwest Chicken Salad for Spring with Guacamole Ranch {avocado}

2 – Southwest Chicken Salad for Summer with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing {mango}

3 – Southwest Chicken Salad for Fall with Chipotle Ranch Dressing {roast sweet potato}

4 – Southwest Chicken Salad for Winter with Orange Cilantro Dressing {pomegranate}

And for my Southwest Chicken Wraps

I have used different variations on this seasoning mix to make Southwest Roasted PotatoesSouthwest Sweet Potato Fries and Spice Rubbed Salmon.

See, I told you it was my favorite flavor. 😉


Southwest Seasoning for chicken, pork, or fish! cookingwithcurls.com

Southwest Seasoning

This Southwest Seasoning is perfect on chicken, beef, fish or pork!
4.25 from 12 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seasoning, condiment, recipe, southwest, tex-mex
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • ½ Tablespoon cumin
  • ½ Tablespoon black pepper


  • Mix all spices together in a small bowl.
  • Store in a sealed container.


  • One recipe makes enough to use in 2 to 3 recipes.
  • To make seasoning mix in bulk, adjust the serving size.
  • I use recycled spice jars to store my seasoning mixes.


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2910IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2.9mg

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    1. Thank you Cindy, I just can’t seem to throw things away. 😉 Making your own seasonings is the perfect way to add or subtract heat, because I am a wuss when it comes to heat!!

    1. I should try it on french fries next, I bet that would be good. 😉 I have a problem with throwing things away, I’m convinced that they need to be used for something else, LOL

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