Have you ever declared slow cooker meals bland? I'll show you how to whip up a simple Moroccan Spice Blend that will add zest and vibrance to your meal! In less than 5 minutes you can make a batch that will let you create several amazing dishes!
I'm a huge fan of homemade spice blends because they are easy to whip up, don't have extra additives and can be easily customized. Not to mention how much fresher they taste.
With a few simple spices, you can make up a batch of this Moroccan Spice Blend to use on chicken or a number of other dishes.
This takes only a few minutes to make and can be stored several weeks in an air tight container.
To make Moroccan Spice Blend you will need the following spices:
All of these spices are readily available at most any supermarket from each of the major spice companies. I'll also link them to Amazon in case you'd like to order any of them.
Any brand you like is fine here!
How to make a homemade spice blend:
To mix the spices just grab a small bowl and some measuring spoons. Add all ingredients and give them a good whisk or stir.
You can also add them directly to a jar and shake if you leave enough room.
Supplies needed for making homemade spice blends:
Besides the spices you will also need...
- glass jars OR
- specialty spice storage
- measuring spoons (I like the different ends on these to fit different jars)
What can you make with Moroccan Spice Blend:
- Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
- Moroccan Stew
Other common questions:
How much spice should I use?
I will depend on the recipe, but my general recommendation is to use 2-3 tablespoons per pound of meat depending on how much flavor is desired
How can I make this less spicy?
Reduce the amount of cayenne pepper
How long does this last?
Homemade spice blends don't have additives so they won't last as long as store bought. However, stored in an airtight container they should last several weeks.
Can I double the recipe?
Absolutely!! Double, triple, make as much as you want! Just don't make more than you will use or give away within a couple of months.
Love making your own spice blends? Be sure to grab my other recipes:
Moroccan Spice Blend
- Spice Containers
- Mix all spices together and store in an airtight container
- Measure 2-3 tablespoons per 1 pound of meat
- To decrease spice level use less cayenne
- This will keep several weeks in an air tight container
- This should give you enough to make 3-4 recipes