Chicken Dry Rubs

Stashed under the skin or on top, a chicken dry rub builds spicy flavor into everything from wings to thighs to the whole rotisserie bird. From lemon-herb to garlic-rosemary to Cajun, these easy chicken dry rub recipes help spice up chicken for sandwiches, salads, and casseroles.

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Trio of Rubs

Family Circle

Jamaican Jerk Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

Ground pepper and spices give this rub a Caribbean kick. Use it on chicken before grilling.

Moroccan Herb-Salt Blend


This 5-spice salt blend is a great way to quickly season beef, pork, or lamb.

Mediterranean Herb-Salt Blend


Mix up this seasoning blend and use it on beef, poultry, or even to top popcorn.

Caraway-Rubbed Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

The caraway-and-pepper rub brings out the tenderness and juiciness of the whole chicken.

Fresh Herb Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

Rub this fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme combo onto chicken and fish before cooking for an amazing flavor blend.

Garlic-Fennel Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

A slight anise flavor from the fennel seeds stands out in this spice combination. Try it on chicken.

Caribbean-Style Jerk Rub

Midwest Living

Before grilling, apply this sweet-and-spicy seasoning on pork ribs, dark meat portions of chicken and turkey, or boneless duck breast. Grill over indirect heat.

Sweet-and-Spicy Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

Several spices, including cinnamon, cumin, and cloves, create an exotic flavor-packed rub to heighten the flavor of grilled chicken, turkey, or pork.

Chili-Rubbed Chicken Thighs

Family Circle

Give these zesty chicken thighs a head start by partially cooking them in the microwave. Then finish them on the grill with the onion-stuffed potatoes.

Tandoori Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

A trio of spices--curry powder, ginger, and cumin--proovide an exotic flavor to chicken. Because the vivid colors of fresh spices may stain your fingers, consider wearing plastic gloves before working with this rub.

Southwestern Herb-Salt Blend


Make this chili pepper blend and give as a gift to friends who like a little spice in their meals.

Blackened Chicken Mini Tacos

Better Homes and Gardens

Turn these appetizer tacos into main-dish tacos by substituting 12 regular size taco shells for the mini shells.

Spicy Beer-Can Chicken

Fine Cooking Magazine

To put a spin on the usual beer-can chicken recipe, I add a sweet-spicy sauce to the beer, coat the chicken with an aromatic spice rub, and simmer the beer mixture after grilling to make a rich sauce with a kick.

Spicy Barbecue Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this meat rub recipe to keep on hand for summer cookouts, or mix up a batch to share as hostess gifts. Use only fresh spices in the mix; spices lose flavor after about 1 year.

Indian Spice Rub


Curry, cumin, coriander, mint, turmeric and ginger make a delicious Indian-inspired rub for tofu, chicken breast or with sauteed potatoes.

Total: 5 mins

Barbecued Beer Chicken

Ladies' Home Journal

Barbecuing with beer produces the most tender, juicy chicken you've ever tasted. Make this recipe at summer cookouts to wow your guests.

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