Everything But The Bagel Spiced Chicken (Whole 30)


As a food blogger, I try 2-3 new recipe adaptions a week, sometimes more.  I am constantly looking for new recipes to adapt so how the heck did I miss Everything But The Bagel chicken?  I knew Trader Joe’s had an Everything But The Bagel seasoning blend and I had even made a homemade Everything Bagel seasoning for some biscuits I made.  I never even thought about using it as a rub for meat.  Boy, I was missing out.

I found the recipe in a packet that someone posted in my Whole 30 group.  I had all the spices I needed to make the seasoning and two chicken thighs that needed to be used up so it was meant to be.  I don’t use words like amazing or the best when talking about food very often because I realize that everyone has different tastes.  But guys, this Everything But The Bagel chicken was amazing.  It was, seriously, some of the best chicken I have had in a long time.   Added bonus, it’s super easy.  You can have it prepped and in the oven in 5 minutes, that includes mixing the spice blend.  Seriously good eats with almost zero effort.

Everything But The Bagel Spiced Chicken

Adapted from The Whole 30 Facebook Community

Seasoning Blend:

2 TBS dried minced onion

1 1/2 TBS caraway seed

1 1/2 TBS poppy seeds

1 1/2 TBS sesame seeds

1 TBS kosher salt

1 TBS ground black pepper

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mix everything together until well combined.  Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.


1 lb chicken thighs, about 4 thighs

2 TBS olive oil

1 TBS minced garlic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat the chicken with the olive oil and garlic.  Sprinkle the Everything But The Bagel seasoning over the chicken.  Be generous.  Bake 20 minutes, or until cooked through, flipping the chicken half way through the cooking time. 


Everything Bagel Spice (Whole 30)


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Everything Bagel Spice

1 TBS dried onion flakes

1 TBS sesame seeds

2 tsp poppy seeds

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

pinch black pepper

pinch red pepper

Using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, gently grind the spice mixture.  You just want to break up the onion flakes a bit not grind it into powder.  Use it  anywhere you need a bit of spice.