Make an easy spice blend to keep on hand to add southwestern flavor to meats, fish, poultry and soups.
Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. Use as a meat or poultry rub or to flavor chili and soups.
Southwestern Chicken: Rub Southwestern Spice Blend over 6 skinned and boned chicken breast halves. (Or freeze in a freezer bag up to 6 months. Thaw before grilling.) Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until done.