Delicious Homemade BBQ Chicken Rub featuring a mix of sugar, salt, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and ground oregano for a flavorful homemade spice rub!
Dry Rub for Chicken
I love having a stash of homemade rubs for our pellet grill in my cupboard. That way whenever we are going to smoke meat I can reach in there and pull one out. This BBQ Chicken Dry Rub is super easy, with pantry staples, and makes smoked chicken so flavorful!
When we were developing new recipes on the smoker I looked at my husband and informed him we needed a few easier recipes. Everything tends to take a lot of time on the smoker or that’s the recipes he kept coming up with.
I know that most of us love easy recipes that don’t take as long too. That’s why I developed this blog. My goals is to provide easy recipes on the grill or smoker that anyone can make and they don’t take quite as long.
Given the fact we will have a few more complex recipes for the smoker, but we will try to focus on easier one.
Quick recipes on the smoker are also hard to come by because they smoker cooks at a lower temperature, therefore it’s naturally going to take longer to cook the meat on a smoker, but you are left with juicy, tender meat so the payoff of it taking longer is worth it!
BBQ Chicken Rub
This Chicken Dry Rub is simple to prepare and you can customize it according to your personal preferences. This particular recipes has brown sugar, slat, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and ground oregano.
All ingredients that are already in your pantry more than likely!
If you don’t like a particular flavor you can leave it out. Is you want something with a little more pepper throw a little in there!
If sodium is of a concern leave it in there but I wouldn’t take it all out as it helps meat retain water and make it extra juicy!
I would double or even triple this recipe so that you have extra you can store in a Mason Jar in the pantry so it’s handy whenever you want to smoke chicken.
This would also make a great gift for a neighbor or friend! Everyone loves homemade gifts right?
Get outside and enjoy the warmer weather, fire up the smoker and make delicious chicken with this BBQ Chicken Dry Rub!
I was walking across the yard to the neighbor’s house last night and the smoker was going. My mouth literally was watering. I’m surprised we didn’t have the entire neighborhood over for dinner that night!
Is there certain smells that bring back memories?
It’s spring right now and I’m getting reacquainted with all the springtime smells. Especially the smell of the smoker and grill going! Not to mention fresh cut grass and sweaty little kids!
I’m pretty sure we are going to have to up the bath frequency here. Those kids are getting dirty and stinky, but I love it. Our kids are all about the outside most of the time, which I think is important. We are constantly telling them to get out of the house and go outside and play. Right now they agree because they’ve been inside for months and months, but we will see at the end of the summer if they are so willing!
Ingredients for BBQ Chicken Dry Rub:
- Brown Sugar
- Chili Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Ground Oregano
MORE DRY RUB RECIPES:
BBQ Chicken Rub
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp ground oregano
- Mix all ingredients together. Store in airtight container.