This Smoky Chipotle Seasoning Blend is the perfect combination of 7 flavorful herbs and ground spices. Use this incredible homemade seasoning to flavor your favorite meat or vegetables. You can also use it to spice up your favorite marinade or dressing!

Smoky Chipotle Seasoning

Another day another spice blend for your growing collection!

Today I’m sharing with you a simple chipotle blend that is delightfully smoky and flavorful! 7 dried herbs and spices are combined to make one robust spice mix that will blow your mind. Okay, so maybe I’m being a tad dramatic. However, 2 tablespoons of this magical stuff does wonders for ground turkey, chicken or beef. In the past, I’ve tossed chicken breasts with it plus a smidgen olive oil before grilling. So good!

Who needs pre-made packets when homemade is always a million times better and just as easy?

smoky chipotle seasoning ingredients

To Make This Smoky Chipotle Seasoning You Will Need:

  • chipotle chili powder
  • regular chili powder
  • ground cumin
  • kosher salt
  • smoked paprika
  • Mexican oregano or regular
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
What Are The Best Spices For Making Your Own Seasonings and Spice Blends?

There’s no right or wrong brand. I will first say, buy what you can afford. However, not all spices are created equal as you tend to get what you pay for. Currently I use Morton & Bassett (not sponsored) because I find their spices to be top notch in texture, color and flavor. I love and respect what their company stands for not only with charitable work but also quality control. With that said some other wonderful brands I’ve used over the years are Simple Organic, Frontier Co-op and Penzys.

ground cumin in small dish

Totally forgot the cumin in the ingredient shot 😔

spices added to glass jar

Into a glass jar or container with a tight fitting lid, measure and add 2 tablespoons ground chipotle powder, 1 tablespoon regular chili powder and 1 tablespoon ground cumin. Next, measure and add 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano.

Crush the oregano with your fingers after measuring and add it into the jar. My mom always does this, but not only does it break the oregano into smaller pieces but I believe it also helps release some of the aromatics of the dried herb. Lastly add 1 teaspoon both garlic and onion powder.

spices stirred with metal spoon

Stir well to combine.

seasoning fully mixed in glass jar

And that’s it my friends. So easy!! One recipe yields 8 tablespoons and I use 2 tablespoons per 1 pound package of meat. If using with veggies, I typically use about 1 tablespoon – it really just depends.

I love the deep rusty red color of this spice blend!

Smoky Chipotle Seasoning

Lastly, store in an air-tight jar in a cool, dry spot for up to 6 months or longer.

Smoky Chipotle Seasoning

Enjoy! And if you give this Smoky Chipotle Seasoning Blend recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Smoky Chipotle Seasoning

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Yield: 8 tablespoons

Smoky Chipotle Seasoning Blend

This Smoky Chipotle Seasoning Blend is the perfect combination of 7 flavorful herbs and ground spices. Use this incredible homemade seasoning to flavor your favorite meat, vegetables or in your favorite marinade or dressing!


  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano, crushed with fingers - or use regular
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • In a glass jar (with a tight-fitting lid) measure and add the chipotle and regular chili powders, cumin, paprika, salt, oregano (crush before adding), garlic and onion powder.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Store in cool, dry place for 6 months or longer.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 9kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Sodium: 309mg, Fiber: 1g