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Homemade Chipotle Seasoning Blend

Are you craving smoky bold flavors? Then this easy recipe for homemade Chipotle seasoning blend is perfect for you! This versatile spice mix goes way beyond Mexican food! Try it with a variety of meats, seafood, vegetables, or even popcorn for a burst of smoky goodness.

Chipotle spice mix in a black bowl.
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Why you’ll love my easy Chipotle seasoning

Homemade seasonings are an easy and budget-friendly way to add flavors to your dishes. You’ll also save time by having them prepped and ready to use.

  • Natural ingredients: Skip the store-bought chipotle spice mix to avoid any artificial flavors, MSG, or preservatives. Choose high-quality natural flavors for this homemade seasoning to take your from-scratch recipes to the next level.
  • Customizable heat: Adjust the amount of chipotle powder to create your perfect heat level.
  • Versatile blend: Think beyond chicken! You can add this smoky blend to a variety of other meats, vegetables, sauces, stews, soups, and snacks.


Chipotle spice mix ingredients on parchment paper.
  • Chipotle pepper: Choose a high-quality chipotle powder for the best smoky heat.
  • Paprika: Smoked paprika adds extra smokiness but regular paprika works too. 
  • Cumin and coriander: Cumin adds warmth and depth, while coriander adds a citrusy brightness to this blend.
  • Oregano: Mexican oregano has a more citrusy note but dried oregano is ok to use as well.
  • Onion and garlic: Garlic powder and onion powder give seasoning blends a concentrated savory flavor.
  • Salt & pepper: Sea salt and ground black pepper work best.

How to use Chipotle spice mix

Season your favorite Mexican dishes incl. burritos, quesadillas, and chipotle chicken bowls. Or try this DIY spice blend with different types of meat, seafood, vegetables, sauces, soups, stews, or even snacks.

Start with 1 tablespoon of seasoning per 1 pound of meat or vegetables. Adjust to taste based on other ingredients and desired flavor intensity.

  • Perfect meat rubs:  This chipotle seasoning creates a fantastic dry rub or marinade with some olive oil for lamb or pork chops, chicken thighs, or your favorite beef dishes.
  • Smoky chipotle roasted vegetables: Sprinkle it on vegetables before roasting for a flavorful and healthy side dish.
  • Spicy soups and stews: Add some smokiness to your favorite chili, bean stew, or hearty goulash soup.
  • Hot sauces: Add this mix to homemade hot sauces, mayonnaise, or BBQ sauces to add some heat and instant smokiness.
  • Smoky snacks: This spicy seasoning is a great addition to crackers, roasted nuts or chickpeas, and even popcorn for a smoky flavor.


What’s chipotle powder made of?

Chipotle powder is made from smoked ground jalapeño peppers. It has a smoky flavor and a moderate to hot spice level.

Is chipotle hotter than chili powder?

Chipotle powder is typically hotter than chili powder as chili powder’s spice level varies depending on the pepper blend.

More DIY spice blends

For more homemade spice mixes, check out the following recipes:

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Chipotle spice mix in a black bowl.

Homemade Chipotle Seasoning Blend

Caro Jensen
Add smoky, bold flavors to your dishes with this homemade chipotle seasoning blend. Perfect for a variety of meats, seafood, veggies, snacks and more!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Staples
Cuisine American, Mexico
Servings 6 tablespoons
Calories 18 kcal


  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp Mexican oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined.
    1 tbsp chipotle powder, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander, 2 tbsp Mexican oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Transfer the seasoning blend to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
  • Use 1 tablespoon of chipotle seasoning per 1 pound of meat or vegetables. This will give your dish a nice flavor without being overpowering.


Freshness ingredients: Use fresh spices for the most intense flavor. Older spices can lose their flavor over time.
Label it: Clearly label your homemade chipotle seasoning with the date so you can easily track its freshness.


Calories: 18kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 412mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 1008IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
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