This recipe for homemade Vegan Chicken Broth Seasoning Powder is a great way to get chicken flavor into your dishes in a completely vegan way. Use it dry as a tasty seasoning or add to water to replace traditional chicken stock, broth or bouillon.
Vegan Chicken Seasoning is a mock version of the popular taste enhancer. A few simple herbs and spices are combined to make a super-tasty versatile seasoning.
Use the chicken-style powder as a flavoring for popcorn, noodles, vegetables or mock meats.
Alternatively, add it to hot water and you have a delicious Vegan Chicken Broth, that’s perfect as a base for many dishes, including soups and stews.
While chicken bouillon and chicken stock adds great taste to food, it’s not suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
This recipe for mock chicken seasoning combines simple pantry ingredients for flavors that any vegan or vegetarian will love!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Making vegetarian chicken seasoning from scratch is cheaper than buying it at grocery stores or even Trader Joe’s.
You can use it to flavor food or use it to make a mock chicken stock.
It will keep for a long time in your pantry.
Has the taste and color of traditional chicken bouillon.
It’s the perfect thing to add a layer of flavor to your vegan soups and stews.
This veggie chickn seasoning contains no MSG.
You can easily adjust to your taste.
Ingredients & Tools
Nutritional Yeast Flakes: These flakes are often used as a vegan cheese substitute. They add a salty layer of umami flavor to many popular vegan foods. Find it in health food stores and many major grocery stores.
Onion & Garlic Powder: The perfect pair of dried vegetables that are a staple in any vegan seasoning.
Parsley, Thyme & Sage: This herb combination goes perfectly with the hearty flavors of a traditional chicken dish. They give this seasoning the ‘chicken’-style flavor.
Celery Salt: Celery salt adds a salty bite that has the flavor of aromatic celery which is one of the main aromatics in soups stews and many seasonings.
Paprika: Adds a pop of color and flavor.
Turmeric: This deep yellow spice adds a hint of flavor as well as gives it a yellow color making it look like traditional chicken bouillon.
Blender or Food Processor: This kitchen tool is essential to make sure that the seasoning is incorporated evenly.
Step By Step Tutorial
This is a seriously easy recipe. The hardest part is figuring out what to use your vegetarian mock chicken seasoning on first!
Just measure out the ingredients, add them to a blender or food processor and pulse for a few seconds. Bingo! It's done.
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
- Pulse ingredients together until all seasoning is combined and blended into a powder.
- Store in an airtight container or jar for up to 6 months in your pantry.
Vegan Chicken Broth
This vegan chicken seasoning is also Vegan Chicken Broth (aka vegan chicken stock).
Simply stir it into just boiled water to make a mock chicken-style broth. Use 2 teaspoons of Vegan Chicken Seasoning per cup of boiling water.
2 teaspoons of the powder is equal to 1 bouillon cube.
Use it in any recipe that calls for chicken stock. I love it in vegan soups or stews instead of vegetable broth.
Make sure you pulse ingredients in the blender or food processor until everything is evenly combined. This will ensure that your seasoning has an even balance of flavor. However, don't pulse it into a puree. It only takes a few seconds.
If you don’t have a blender, then you can add all the spices to a dish and stir, but it won’t be powdery. It will still be a lovely seasoning but won’t be suitable for vegan chicken broth.
Vegan chicken style seasoning is best kept in a glass jar with the lid on tight. I like to keep my homemade seasonings in small glass jars. Store it in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Make it Gluten Free: To make sure this seasoning is gluten free, read all of the labels on your spices. Some contain wheat products to help from clumping up.
Give it out as an edible gift for Christmas or any time of year!
Sprinkle on top of popcorn.
Use it to season in this Vegan Chicken Nuggets recipe.
Make it into a vegetarian chicken broth and use in this Vegan Vegetable Stew.
Sprinkle the seasoning on french fries or tater tots.
Season some Scrambled Tofu with it for a vegan breakfast.
Stir it into cooked noodles.
Add it to Vegan Cream Cheese for a delicious sandwich spread.
Try adding some of your favorite herbs such as celery seed, dried basil or even some dried rosemary, for example.
If you like a stronger garlic or onion taste, then feel free to add a bit more than the recipe calls for.
Storage: This vegetarian chicken seasoning can be stored for up to 6 months or longer if it is kept in an airtight container.
What is Nutritional Yeast? Nutritional yeast is a byproduct of making yeast. It comes as flakes or a powder and it is used often in vegan and vegetarian cooking. It gives food a cheese-like flavor without any of the dairy or animal products.
Is Chicken Flavoring Naturally Vegan? The chicken flavoring you find at the store may not always contain chicken. It may contain milk or dairy products to help thicken it up. Be sure to read your labels!
What is Vegan Chicken Made Out Of? While this recipe is for mock chicken seasoning, vegan chicken can be made of many different foods. Soy, vital wheat gluten and even chickpeas, for instance.
Vegan Condiments & Spice Blends
If you love this vegan chicken broth recipe, then I hope you'll also love these other vegan condiments and spice blends.
Baharat - Middle Eastern Spice Blend
Homemade Old Bay Seasoning
Homemade Tomato Ketchup
Get the recipe
Check out the Veggie Desserts + Cakes cookbook on Amazon
Vegan Chicken Broth Seasoning Powder
- 1 cup (65g) nutritional yeast flakes
- 1 ½ tablespoons onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons celery salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon dried sage
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- Add all ingredients to a blender or small food processor and whiz to a powder. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
- To make it into vegan chicken broth, dissolve 2 teaspoons per cup (250ml) of boiling water.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
I'm so impressed with this. I use it all the time. Its better than you can imagine with the list of ingredients, I promise. I handmade egg noodles and make a "chicken" noodle soup with it and it's indistinguishable from a real chicken broth. I've tried different varieties of nutritional yeast and I do recommend using braggs, it has the best flavor for this but any are still acceptable, I'm using a batch with the great value brand now.
I don't leave comments much, like hardly at all, but this recipe is spot on! Only adjustment I made was adding hot pepper flakes. Tastes just like regular chicken bouillon powder! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Love this. Just made a quadruple batch. I use it all the time. Much healthier than ready made stock cubes.
I have to write and thank you for this fantastic recipe for two reasons:
1. It was announced that Trader Joe's will no longer be carrying their chicken-less chicken seasoning and I was so sad and worried that I would never be able to have a chicken broth seasoning that would fit into my vegan lifestyle but I found your recipe and it is just perfect!
2. I unfortunately got COVID earlier this year and I really wanted to make a vegan chicken noodle soup. Your recipe was perfect to make a broth with and that soup really helped me get through the tough COVID Quarantine. Thank you ever so much!!
Hello! I am new to vegan and am trying this recipe to add to a homemade Rice-a-Roni. Worked perfectly!
Great recipe to have on hand. I have many vegetarian friends and it's not easy to get the flavor I want with vegetable broth for things like risotto. This is perfect and so easy.
What a great idea to use nutritional yeast. The other seasonings are traditional on chicken, so this really ties them all together. Great swap.
Oh my gracious! This is delicious! I am a new vegan (went cold turkey about 3 weeks ago, only a couple hiccups so far). I have gone vegetarian a few times so this hasn't been too difficult. But, I really miss cooking with chicken broth. Yeah, I can just add the spices and nutritional yeast, but having it blended is just easier. And some days, like a rainy day like today, I like a cup of chicken bouillon. This nailed it! I added a little poultry seasoning and more salt is all I tweeked it. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
What a great idea, I usually buy a vegetable stock powder. Looking forward to making some this weekend as I've got all the ingredients in my pantry. Can't wait to try some on popcorn.
I am always looking for ways to save money at home and this is one of them. Spices are so expensive! Love that I can now make this at home and have it on hand whenever I need it!
This is such a yummy recipe!