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A New Way To Prepare Smoked Chicken Rub
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5 from 3 votes

Smoked Chicken Rub Recipe

When it comes to the flavoring and marinating of chicken and other foods, chicken rubs are as popular and delicious as sauces. The difference is that rubs provide maximum flavor while allowing you to get creative along the way.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dry Rub, Smoked chicken rub
Servings: 1
Calories: 180kcal


  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder


  • Divide up your spices and taste them as you go. 
  • xperiment with the flavor profiles and take away what you do not want or add something that you feel is missing. 
  • Ground black pepper, tablespoons paprika, brown sugar (if you prefer your smoke chicken a bit sweet) - whatever you decide to add to enhance the flavor of the meat, just combine everything in a medium size bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • If you like them all together, adjust the flavor that you want to intensify most and add anywhere from 1 to 2 tablespoons of that one spice. 
  • Add all the spices together in a zip bag. 
  • Let the bag breathe in, so keep it open. Allow for everything to come into “harmony” for about 5 minutes before you proceed to coat your meats or veggies with the rub.
  • I strongly recommend that you spritz spray your food with either olive oil, spray butter, coconut oil, or any other conductor.
  • You do not need a lot of it; just enough to cause a “crunch” once the skin of the chicken comes in contact with the heat.


Serving: 85g | Calories: 180kcal