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The Best Grilled Chicken Rub

This grilled chicken rub is a must if you are looking for a really flavorful recipe for your summer barbecue. This is a great recipe, very flavorful, and tasty.  Because we have tried to be creative about meals because we don’t have an oven or stovetop at this point so we are cooking using an electric roaster, gas and charcoal grill, smoker, and a plugin cooktop, and, of course, a crockpot.  Therefore our goal is to make incredibly tasty foods that are pleasing to the eye and the tongue and not boring.  This grilled chicken rub fits the bill makes your dish colorful and flavorful and a bit spicy and it’s anything but dull.  We love to run to the garden and pick a bunch of green beans and cook it with some delicious onions and bacon.  I hope you try it out.  Let us know if you do!
 
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How Long Should Dry Rub Sit On Chicken?

 Dry rubs take some time to work their magic so you need to leave time when planning your meal for this to sit on your meat. Place the dry grilled chicken rub ingredients together and place them in a bowl.  Rub liberally on the outside of the chicken and leave on the chicken for up to 12 hours before cooking the chicken.

What Should I Season My Chicken With?

There are many great seasonings that you can put on your poultry and this recipe for a grilled chicken rub is an amazing mix of seasonings that will make your chicken taste delicious and full of flavor.  

How Do You Grill Chicken Without Drying It Out?

It is really important to not overcook your chicken. When making the grilled chicken that you do not overcook the meat.  Use a meat thermometer to check the recommended temperature for poultry and don’t cook beyond that internal temperature. You can also brine the chicken pieces before you season it by dissolving 1/4 cup of Himalayan pink salt and 4 cups of water.  Soak your chicken for 30 minutes or more in the brine.  Remove it from the saltwater and let drain.  Then season the skin and inside the chicken with the grilled chicken rub.  It will make the chicken even juicier and flavor-filled.

Do You Oil Your Chicken Before Seasoning?

You Sure Can! Oiling the skin of your chicken will make sure that your grilled chicken rub will stick to the outside of your chicken and make your poultry delicious!  So pick your healthy oil and give your bird a rubdown. It will be delicious!

Which is better a dry rub or a marinade?

Both a dry rub and a marinade are great ways to make a flavorful piece of meat.  The marinade is good for a cheaper and less tender cut of meat because it will also tenderize the meat.  The acidity in the marinade will help to break down and tenderize the more traditionally tough meats.

How Do I Make Chicken Taste Good?

Using marinades and rubs on your chicken will help your chicken go from boring to amazing! Don’t be afraid to use spices and make your meal something that your family will ask for again and again. 

How Do You Add Flavor To Chicken Breasts?

A great way to add flavor and moisture to chicken breasts is to put them in brine 30 minutes before cooking and drain.  Brush with healthy oil and cover with our grilled chicken rub.  This will make your chicken delicious.  You can also marinate the chicken breasts overnight to give your chicken moisture and flavor.

Why Are My Chicken Breasts Dry?

Chicken breasts (unlike other cuts of chicken) are very lean. The extra natural fats in the legs and thighs help to keep them moist when baking or grilling.  Try using a brine before grilling and that should help to keep your chicken moist.

Do I Season Both Sides Of Chicken?

Yes! Seasoning both sides of the chicken with this grilled chicken rub will give you maximum flavor no matter where you take a bite. 

How Do I Get Dry Rub To Stick?

There is nothing more frustrating when you are trying to get your chicken to taste really delicious and all of the grilled chicken rub falls off of your meat.  How do you fix it?  Rinse your chicken pieces and pat dry with a paper towel.  Rub the chicken pieces down with olive oil or avocado oil and then put the dry rub on the chicken. Make sure to coat all sides.  

Do you Put Dry Grilled Chicken Rub On Before Or After Cooking? 

When cooking chicken wings I would do both.  I would season well before I cooked them and then when they are done I would sprinkle them right afterward with more of the chicken rub to make sure they are really delicious and full of flavor.

 

Grilled Chicken Rub Recipe

 

1 whole chicken or 10 chicken thighs (This is one of our own raised free-range chickens.)
1 Tbsp organic butter
 RUB:
¼ cup paprika
½ tbsp Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper
1 Tbsp Celtic sea salt
½ tsp cayenne (less for less spicy)
1 ½ dry mustard
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
add 1 ½ tsp onion powder
 

Directions:

Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel and set it aside.  Mix rub ingredients WELL.  Oil your chicken with olive oil or avocado oil. This keeps your chicken moist and helps the rub stick to your chicken.  You can also use butter if you would rather.  Grill until juices run clear or at 350 degrees F, or n the oven until juices run clear.

Served with green beans seasoned with sauteed onions, onion powder, garlic powder, Mrs. Dash, Celtic Sea Salt, and organic butter.

 

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Grilled Chicken Rub

Grilled Chicken Rub

Ingredients

  • Grilled Chicken Rub
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • ½ tbsp Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Celtic sea salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne (less for less spicy)
  • 1 ½ dry mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder

Instructions

Grilled Chicken Rub

¼ cup paprika

½ tbsp Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper

Rinse the chicken and set aside.  Mix rub ingredients We Place on a plate for thighs.  Rub 1 Tbsp organic butter on chicken put rub mix on chicken. Grill outside until juices run clear or at 350 degrees in the oven until juices run clear.

Served with green beans seasoned with sauteed onions, onion powder, garlic powder, Mrs. Dash, Celtic Sea Salt, and organic butter.

 

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