The Absolute Best Chicken Rub For Smoking
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 rub. So, let's get to it!
Why Make Your Own Rub?
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 rub, you'll never want to go back.
However, not many people know how to go about making their own rub at home and simply resort to buying store-bought brand rub.
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?
Chicken Rub For Smoking Video
There is an explanation on how to make your own rub involving several different ingredients. These spices all combined together create something that the video maker swears by.
The ingredients called for are:
- Brown Sugar
- Chili Powder
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Powder
You simply rub the mix all over the chicken and get to barbecuing! It's just that simple.
The meat will turn out delicious with tons of flavor and anyone who has some will keep going back for second and third helpings.
Making a rub is incredibly easy and there's no reason not to when the meat 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Smoked chicken will keep cooking even when you take it out of your cooker so to prevent overcooking, make sure you take your chicken out at 160 degrees Fahrenheit so it will get to 165 degrees Fahrenheit when you want to eat.
Setting your smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, expect to cook for 30-45 minutes per pound of chicken.
What wood should I use to smoke my chicken?
Apple is a mild wood flavor that is perfect for chicken. It may take a few hours to absorb into the meat.
Maple is also another subtle wood that can be used. It burns hot and slow. It is very good for chicken.
How do I season a chicken?
You will want to put salt and pepper on the inside and outside of the chicken. Take a whole lemon, pierce it with a knife and put it inside the chicken. Slip your seasonings under the skin to get the best flavor and to get moist meat.
How long can you leave a dry rub on chicken?
The amount of time you should keep a rub on food, in general, before cooking goes from 15 minutes to 2 hours. In some cases, you may even want to go up to several hours.
Once you go rub, you'll be in love!