Dry Rub for Chicken

Dry Rub for Chicken Cover

We love to cook on our Big Green Egg (BGE) and use just about any excuse to bring it out. We have only smoked chicken a half dozen time and each time we do we ask ourselves why we don’t smoke chicken more often. It has always turned out AMAZING!

Our favorite dry rub, that we have developed with a little trial and error, is great on smoked chicken or grilled chicken. I haven’t tried it out anywhere else but I’m sure it will work well with most way to cook chicken. If you want a rub for pork, check out our Pork Dry Rub that I will be sharing soon. (updated to include link)

Here is what you will need:

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 Tbls Paprika
3 Tbls Chili powder
1 Tbls Garlic powder
1 Tbls Onion powder
1 Tbls Dried onion
1 Tbls Salt
1 Tsp cumin
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in an air tight container until you are ready to use (we have stored it for several months with no problem)

Chicken Dry Rub Spices mixed

Rub onto chicken 1-4 hours prior to cooking. Smoke or grill as desired.

Chicken Dry Rub cooking chicken

Dry Rub for Chicken
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Recipe type: Grill
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 Tbls Paprika
  • 3 Tbls Chili powder
  • 1 Tbls Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbls Onion powder
  • 1 Tbls Dried onion
  • 1 Tbls Salt
  • 1 Tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in an air tight container until you are ready to use.
  2. Rub throughly onto chicken 1-4 hours prior to cooking
  3. Smoke of grill as desired.

 

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