chicken salt

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chicken salt (uncountable)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand) A seasoning comprising table salt blended with herbs, spices, flavourings, and sometimes monosodium glutamate, often containing chicken extracts.
    • 1999, Peter Craven (ed.), Best Australian essays
      Look at that man, eating No Name chicken salt from a noodles packet; not bothering to chase after the packet being blown by the wind towards the forest.
    • 2005, Bill Condon, chapter IC, in No Worries[1], page 62:
      Chicken salt. That′s all it was. He wanted chicken salt and he got ordinary salt and so he whinged at me.’
    • 2010, Reece Hauxby, chapter IC, in Justin Gale Deals with Death[2], page 119:
      “Yes, twenty six small cheeseburgers with diet coke. Oh, and some medium fries. Err... About ten bags. No, I don′t want chicken salt! I never want chicken salt! I hate chicken salt!”

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Chicken salt is common in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, and increasingly used in Victoria.

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