All Purpose Chick-Like Seasoning


A chicken-style seasoning powder can be a great way to flavor dishes when eating plant-based or vegan. This seasoning is very versatile and adds a depth of flavor that enhances soups, sauces, entrees and other savory dishes.  McKay’s Chicken-style Seasoning Vegan Special is one we used and appreciated in years past. I have in this recipe made a seasoning that has a similar sodium content and flavors  that work well to make a delicious replacement for McKay’s.  


It is really critical to measure as accurately as possible when making this seasoning. Your measures should be full and level; too much or too little of any ingredient can make a difference in the final outcome.

This recipe can be easily doubled and stored in a tightly sealed container. Do not refrigerate it; you want it dry, not moist.


All Purpose Chick-Like Seasoning

Prep Time – 10 minutes


1/4 cup + 2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes —  if your flakes are large, add an extra 1-2 tablespoons.

2 tbsp salt

1 tbsp dry sugar of choice or finely ground date sugar*

2 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp dried parsley flakes

2 tsp celery salt & organic corn starch

1 tsp garlic granules

1/2 tsp summer savory

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp marjoram

  1. COMBINE all ingredients in a food mill or blender just until well mixed and herbs are broken up. DO NOT blend until sticky.  If it needs further mixing, pour it into a bowl and mix with a whisk until all seasonings are fully distributed.
  2. Store in a sealed container away from any moisture. No need to refrigerate.


*Ingredients are listed in the order of preference. Each ingredient works slightly different, but the flavors will still be good.  If using the date sugar, it is best that it is a light-colored sugar and that it has been powdered in a food mill or blender.