Homemade Sazon Seasoning

Posted On: May 11, 2016
Last updated: October 18th, 2023

This homemade sazon seasoning recipe was love at first taste.  I was wanting a quick weeknight meal, had chicken tenders on hand and wanted a flavorful, kid friendly dish that everyone would enjoy.  The flavors of this sazon seasoning were finally the fresh taste I was looking for.  It takes only a few minutes to combine the spices and you’ve got a delicious homemade seasoning to try on chicken, rice, soups and more.

Homemade Sazon Seasoning in bowl

Spanish Seasoning

Sazón in Spanish means seasoning.  I just love this sazon seasoning and think it’s too good not to share.  In this sazon seasoning recipe I usually use turmeric in place of achiote (anatto seeds) only because I know it’s the more likely spice to be in one’s kitchen.  Traditionally achiote is the spice of choice to use in this spice mixture and gives the seasoning that gorgeous warm color, but I use turmeric in place of it here just to make it more feasible for other’s to make.  It is just as amazing even with the turmeric.  Please do try it with the ground achiote seeds if you have it; either way it is such a pleasure to cook with and taste.

Homemade Sazon Seasoning partially mixed

Homemade Sazon Seasoning Mix

The beauty of a homemade seasoning is not only the savings in cost, but also the greatness of a homemade mix is that it doesn’t contain all the nasty preservatives like MSG.  You know, that wonderful ingredient you see in almost all those convenient packaged seasonings at the grocery store containing “monosodium glutamate.” Yuck! Stay away from that garbage.  There’s no need for it when you can make your own seasoning mix in 5 minutes.

Also, you have control over the sodium! That is so important for so many people.  So many of those store bought seasonings besides the MSG and filled with way too much sodium. You have total control when you mix your own.  This seasoning recipe has much less salt than most sazon seasoning recipes I’ve seen.

Making the sazon seasoning recipe in our mortar and pestle

Sazón Seasoning Uses

Sazon Seasoning is great with chicken, pork and rice dishes.  It’s bold flavor boosts your dinnertime dishes and elevates your cooking with amazing new flavor.

All the ingredients for our sazon seasoning in a mortar and pestle

Homemade Sazon Seasoning

This is a homemade sazon seasoning recipe to replace grocery store pre-made sazon seasoning which is filled with MSG and excess sodium. 2-3 tsp of this mixture will replace a packet of sazon seasoning needed for a recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 9
Calories 11 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp ground Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp ground Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp ground Turmeric or Achiote ground Annato seeds
  • 1 Tbsp granulated garlic or Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp ground Black Pepper


  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl or resealable container, mix and it's ready to use.
  • Keep seasoning in well sealed container.

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Serving: 2tspCalories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.05gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 390mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword homemade seasoning, spanish
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