BBQ Chicken Dry Rub

A great BBQ Chicken Dry Rub that will take your chicken to the next level. A perfect blend of smoky paprika, brown sugar, garlic, and a touch of cayenne pepper.

bbq chicken dry rub

I always recommend adding some seasoning or a dry rub to your meat before cooking. At a minimum, you should use some Salt and Pepper.

If you want to take your chicken game up a notch, I suggest you give the BBQ Chicken Dry Rub a try.

dry rub ingredients in a bowl

As you would expect, you can make this dry rub recipe in a matter of a couple of minutes. You will probably spend more time gathering the ingredients than making the rub.

dry rub in a shaker

Before you apply your dry rub to your meat, pat your meat down with a paper towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Next, you need a binder to help the dry rub stick to the meat. For Chicken, I prefer to use a little Olive Oil.

Once the binder has been applied to the meat, liberally apply the dry rub all over the meat. Make sure you take the proper precautions not to cross-contaminate! I suggest you use one hand to apply the dry rub and the other to rub the dry rub into the meat.

seasoned chicken breast
Tips

Adjust the amount of Cayenne Pepper if you prefer your rub to have less heat.

bbq chicken dry rub

You will need the following ingredients to make this BBQ Chicken Dry Rub recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Light Brown Sugar – dark brown sugar works as well
  • Paprika
  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Dry Mustard
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper – more or less to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper – fresh ground black pepper if possible
  • Salt
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
    bbq chicken dry rub
  2. Apply generous amounts of dry rub to the chicken before cooking.
    seasoned chicken breast
  3. Cook the chicken using your preferred method.
    baked chicken breast

Printable Recipe Card

bbq chicken dry rub

BBQ Chicken Dry Rub

A great BBQ Chicken Dry Rub that will take your chicken to the next level. A perfect blend of smoky paprika, brown sugar, garlic, and a touch of cayenne pepper.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Dry Rubs
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 102 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Dry Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Salt

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Apply generous amounts of dry rub to the chicken before cooking.
  • Cook the chicken using your preferred method.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3563mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 4301IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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