Want something tasty? In order to make the best tasting and juiciest chicken, it’s important to know which spices to use. There are many different recipes for dry rubs that help you achieve that desired taste and texture. Dry Rub Recipes for Chicken vary from spicy barbecue rubs, savory herb mixes, sweet cinnamon sugar, and even balanced salts. Experiment with various combinations of these ingredients until you find one that is perfect for you.
What is a dry rub?
A dry rub is a mixture of herbs, spices and seasonings that is usually applied to the outside of the meat before cooking. While there are many different kinds of seasoning, the basic ingredients in a dry rub include salt, pepper, sugar and various herbs and spices.
More about chicken
Chicken is an extremely versatile food that can be prepared in several ways. You can grill it; bake it; sauté it; or even deep-fry it. To make your chicken even more delicious try some different rubs on them.
Whatever dry rubs you choose, keep in mind the following tips:
1. Don’t mix all the ingredients together before using. That way, when you shake ’em up, it will be a tasty blend instead of a big lump of unidentifiable powder.
2. If you’re making a rub for chicken or pork, add about an equal amount of salt to sugar (rub with sugar first if you prefer stronger flavors). If using a dry rub for beef, use sugar first and salt last.
3. Different spices and herbs will give different results. Don’t be afraid to experiment with various combinations of these ingredients.
4. If you’re looking for a zesty flavor, use salt and cayenne (coconut oil can make it more mild). For example, I started off with a small amount of salt and some cayenne (about 1-2 tsps), then added a lot more extra-virgin olive oil and garlic powder to the rub mixture.
5. If you’re looking for delicate flavor and subtle sweetness, use sugar and cinnamon. For example, I started with a small amount of sugar and some cinnamon (about 1-2 tsps). Then I added a lot more extra-virgin olive oil, garlic powder and black pepper.
6. A good starting point is about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of dry rub for a 4 – 5 pound chicken.
7. Don’t make it too strong. You can add more after the fact, but if you’re worried about over-seasoning, it’s best to use less at first.
8. Besides salt, sugar and pepper are usually a good mix. What ever you decide on using for your rub, remember to add a little extra of each ingredient to compensate for any other ingredients you may have forgotten!
Ingredients For Dry Rub Recipes for Chicken
1. 1 tablespoon kosher salt
2. 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
3. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
5. 2 teaspoons chili powder (earlier or later it may need more)
6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, oregano and onion powder (earlier or later it may need more)
7. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 . 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
9. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
10. 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
11. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12. 1 whole clove garlic crushed to a paste, (optional)
13. 1 tablespoon paprika (earlier or later it may need more)
14. 1/2 teaspoon dry mint
15. 1 vegetable oil spray
16. 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
17. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
18. 3 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted (optional – if you want to add the hint of buttery taste to the chicken)
How To Make Dry Rub For Chicken
1. In small bowl, mix the salt, sugar and ground black pepper.
2. Add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano and onion powder (optional), and whisk to blend well together.
3. Add extra-virgin olive oil and dried parsley flakes; mix well with wire whisk until blended well together.
4. Carefully add crushed garlic paste if you like it garlicy (optional).
5. Add ground allspice. Mix well until blended together thoroughly with a wooden spoon..
6. Add ground cinnamon and mix well until blended together thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
7. Add paprika. Mix well until blended together thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
8. Add dry mint; mix well to blend it together with the rest of the ingredients in the bowl of your wooden spoon or spatula until blended well together thoroughly, which should not take long since the mixture is already mixed enough, i.e. you don’t have to beat it to death.
9. Stir in honey (optional) and ground black pepper into the rub ingredients, one at a time, until blended well together thoroughly with a wooden spoon or spatula.
10. Cover with plastic wrap or put the lid back on container that you received it in and store your dry rub until needed. This rub will keep for up to 2 months in a sealed container stored in a cool, dark place, like a cupboard. Whatever you do, don’t evaporate all the moisture out of the rub. It will dry up in the sun and become very brittle and hard. If you need more than you have purchased, just make more according to this recipe as a guide.
Dry Rub Recipes for Chicken is one of the most popular meats for barbecue grilling due to its mild flavor and succulent texture. So what makes this chicken taste so good? The secret lies in a dry rub…
How Long Does This Rub Last and How Should I Store It?
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months in the refrigerator or for up to 7 months in the freezer.
You can make a big batch of the dry rub and keep it handy for future use – we recommend making enough of this recipe that you have it on hand for 4-5 pounds of chicken.
Now toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and store them in an airtight container.
How to Use It
Mix 1/3 to 1/2 cup dry rub with one 4-5 pound chicken. That should be more than enough rub for the full chicken.
Rub the dry rub all over the skin of the chicken, getting down into all those little nooks and crannies.
You can store your rub-covered, raw chicken in a covered container in your fridge for up to 2 days before cooking it.
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