The Absolute Best Chicken Rub For Smoking

The Absolute Best For Smoking Chicken Rub


It's about that time of the year when everybody starts spending more time outside cooking their preferred meats. Everybody knows that you're not smoking or barbecuing unless you're using a spice rub. So, let's get to it!

Why Make Your Own Smoked Chicken Rub?

Dry rub makes the meat taste delicious and without it, you might as well be eating lumps of tasteless fat and muscle. It brings life to the dullest of meats and once you try spice rub, you'll never want to go back.

However, not many people know how to go about making their own smoked chicken rub at home and simply resort to buying store-bought brand rub or ordering it off of amazon..

Why buy it pre-made with who knows what in it, when you can make your own that's not only cheaper but more delicious than anything you could ever buy from a faceless company? With this dry rub you can make your smoked chicken worth not only a get-together with friends, ​but a true American Christmas dinner with your family, too.

Smoked Chicken Rub ​Video

Ingredients For Dry Rub For Chicken

There is an explanation on how to make your own ​smoked chicken rub involving several different dry rub ingredients. These spices all combined together create something that the video maker swears by.

The ingredients called for are: 

  • Kosher Salt
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cumin
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper Powder
  • Paprika

​You can also tablespoon garlic powder or onion powder to taste. Then simply mix everything in a small bowl and​ rub the mix all over the chicken and get to barbecuing! It's just that simple.

The smoked meat will turn out delicious with tons of flavor and anyone who has some will keep going back for second and third helpings. There's another recipe if you want some variety!

Secret To Your Dry Rub For Chicken On The Grill

​Following this dry rub recipe is incredibly easy and there's no reason not to smoke chicken, when the meat, even a simple chicken breast, turns out perfect and delicious every time. Anyone who eats at your barbecue will be coming back for more, wanting to know your secret.

If you want to know more about how to make your own delicious Carolina barbecue rub and the absolute best chicken rub for smoking, check out the video above. You'll never cook the same again!

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Once you go rub, you'll be in love! This is the secret to make the best smoked chicken, either chicken breasts or chicken drumsticks. The process of smoking meat will become easy as a game. We hope you liked this dry rub recipe and now your smoked chicken breast will never be the same!

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