If chicken is a canvas, spices are the paints that create the picture. Each spice listed below contributes its essential flavors to chicken dishes to create a mosaic of flavor and history. Some of these, like garlic, have been used for thousands of years in the kitchen. Some, like Hatch New Mexico Chile Powder, are specific to a particular cuisine. We’ve found that all of these spices make chicken dishes dazzle, and our test kitchen would be a little less interesting without them. For an even more full picture, check out the herbs for chicken that we think are make meals great, or take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Chicken and start taking notes.