Seasoned salt

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Typical seasoned salt
Lawry's, the most common brand of seasoned salt in the US

Seasoned salt is a blend of table salt, herbs, spices, other flavourings,[1] and sometimes monosodium glutamate (MSG).[2] It is sold in supermarkets and is commonly used in fish and chip shops and other take-away food shops. It is also known as seasoning salt, season salt, and chip spice.

The chip spice variant originated in Kingston upon Hull and mainly contains salt and spices (such as paprika) but also contains tomato powder.

Seasoned salt is often the standard seasoning on foods such as chicken, French Fries, deep-fried seafood, and potatoes.[3] Most take-away shops also offer the option of normal salt.

Chicken salt, as sold in Australia and New Zealand, generally contains chicken extracts, which are listed as the second ingredient after salt.[4] It is therefore not suitable for vegetarians. However, some flavoured salts sold as chicken salt do not contain chicken extracts or concentrates. It is not related to the chicken flavouring or seasoning that is found on potato crisps, although it can be similar in appearance (both have a slight yellow colouring).


Ingredients vary by recipe or manufacturer. Common herbs and spices include:

Also, for an umami taste:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Seasoned Salt". iFoodTV. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Regina (2003). Regina's International Vegetarian Favorites. p. 153. 
  3. ^ Brown, Deborah (19 February 2009). "A grain of chicken salt is too much". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  4. ^ "Chicken Salt Ingredients". Retrieved 16 July 2015.