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The Best Chicken Spice Rub Recipe

This pre-made Chicken Spice Rub is perfect to sprinkle on any part of the chicken! Add it to roasted potatoes or vegetables to elevate the flavors.

In my house, my kids always complain we eat too much chicken. Of course, we do – it’s cheap, versatile, and healthy! They love it when I make this chicken spice dry rub recipe. It adds so much flavor to the chicken and you can enjoy it plain or as chicken tacos! 

Panorama banner of raw chicken portions for cooking and barbecuing with skinless breasts and diced strips for goulash or stir fry with legs and wings with skin viewed from above with fresh seasoning 

The secret to my flavorful chicken is this homemade chicken dry spice rub!

This recipe is from my chicken taco recipe. I just increased the measurements so that you can make a big batch to have it on hand to make quick and easy chicken dinners. 

 

This is the best Chicken Spice Rub recipe! It's perfect to sprinkle on any part of the chicken, roasted potatoes or vegetables!

 

What’s in This Spice Blend

I think the secret ingredient to this meal is the smoked paprika. Make sure you buy it the next time you go to the grocer store – you will love it! 

It also includes chili powder, cumin, oregano, granulated garlic, salt, and pepper. You probably already have these spices in your kitchen cabinet! 

 

This is the best Chicken Spice Rub recipe! It's perfect to sprinkle on any part of the chicken, roasted potatoes or vegetables!

 

Can I customize the chicken spice rub?

You can customize this rub to change the flavor. It’s not very spicy at all – so you could add some more chili powder if you like more spice. 

 

 

How to Use this dry rub

I like to use chicken tenderloins and sprinkle it right onto the chicken. Be generous with the spices!  Or if you are going to cook it on the grill, drizzle a little bit of oil over the chicken, then sprinkle as much rub as you want all on the chicken. If you are using boneless, skinless chicken breasts make sure you pound the meat to a uniform thickness for even cooking. 

I also love to sprinkle chicken tenderloins with this seasoning and coat a cash iron skillet with olive oil. They take just a few minutes to cook and they are so juicy and flavorful! 

 

This is the best Chicken Spice Rub recipe! It's perfect to sprinkle on any part of the chicken, roasted potatoes or vegetables!

 

Tips for the perfect chicken recipe:

  • Remove the chicken from the fridge about 15 minutes before you plan to cook it. 
  • Pound chicken: I have a cheap mallet from Walmart that’s supposed to be part of my husband’s tools. But I stole that from him and it’s perfect to pound the chicken inside a Ziploc bag to get all the chicken the same size!
  • If you are grilling make sure you preheat your grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400°F.
  • Rub this seasoning mixture over both sides of the chicken. You can also drizzle a little olive oil over the chicken before you add the spice rub.
  • Grill each side of the chicken for 4-7 minutes depending on thickness or until no longer pink. Use a thermometer to get the internal temperature to 165*. You never want to cut the chicken open because that will dry it out. 
  • Let it rest! In order for it to stay juicy, let it rest for about 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

 

This is the best Chicken Spice Rub recipe! It's perfect to sprinkle on any part of the chicken, roasted potatoes or vegetables!

 

When you premake this spice rub – you can have dinner on the table in about 20 minutes. Pull together a fresh salad and some veggies for a healthy and satisfying meal! 

This recipe makes about 1/2 cup of seasoning. You can store it in an air-tight container for up to 6 months…but it won’t last that long! 

 

This is the best Chicken Spice Rub recipe! It's perfect to sprinkle on any part of the chicken, roasted potatoes or vegetables!

The Best Chicken Spice Rub Recipe

  • 1/4 cup chili powder 
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 
  • 2 tablespoons cumin 
  • 1 tablespoon oregano 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1 tablespoon salt 
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon pepper 

Instructions

in a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. 

 

 

The Best Homemade Chicken Spice Rub Recipe

The Best Homemade Chicken Spice Rub Recipe

This is the best Chicken Spice Rub recipe! It's perfect to sprinkle on any part of the chicken, roasted potatoes or vegetables!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chili powder 
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika 
  • 2 tablespoons cumin 
  • 1 tablespoon oregano 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1 tablespoon salt 
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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