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Golden Seasoning - Chicken Flavor Substitute

golden or chicken seasoning flavor

From the Healthy Home Cookin Cookbook Series

A Great Chicken Seasoning Substitute, naturally gluten free. To watch this on video for FREE click here.

1/2 cup soy flour
1 1/4 cups nutritional yeast flakes
1/4 cup each onion powder and sea salt
2 Tbsp Italian Herbs
1 Tbsp each paprika and garlic powder
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp each celery seed, sage, and thyme
1/2 tsp rosemary
3 to 4 Tbsp parsley

Combine all ingredients, except parsley,  in a food processor and blend until powdery smooth.  Stir in parsley.

This is worth doing up.  Keeps in the refrigerator for weeks, (even months if it lasts that long).  If recipe says to dissolve Bouillon, just add this seasoning to the dry.  No need to “dissolve” like you would need to if you used a cube.

Yields: 2 to 2 1/2 cups
Serving Size: 1 tsp
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Ready in: 5 minutes


Tips and Techniques

Can purchase pre-made seasonings such as: Blaney’s Chicken Flavor (they have other seasonings as well, all vegan and low in sodium)  Or McKay's Chicken Seasoning (watch out for different kinds, some have animal products).  Some health food stores and grocery stores carry others.  Be careful and watch out for MSG hidden under “natural flavors” etc. I personally use McCormick's Veggie Bouillon - Chicken flavor if I am not using Golden Seasoning (for scrambled tofu and some other dishes).  This means crumbling it really well and adding it to the liquid of the recipe you've chosen.  If the recipe calls for a Tbsp, I use homemade Golden Seasoning.  If it calls for 1 cube, I use McCormick’s.

For those in the USA: I’ve contacted McCormick’s and they say it’s only available in Canada at this time. We purchase it at Wal-Mart and almost all our grocery stores carry it up here in Canada.
Your best alternative is the “Better Than Bouillon” series. They make a vegetarian Beef, vegetarian Chicken, and vegetable flavor, BUT they also make regular beef and chicken so read the labels! I found these very flavorful and I used them before finding the McCormicks. I’ve seen them in many different grocery stores in Montana, so hopefully you can find them in your area.

Try contacting them (maybe if enough people contact them they will see there is a market for this product in the USA)


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