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.

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.

Trio of Rubs

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Jamaican Jerk Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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.

Moroccan Herb-Salt Blend


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

Chili-Rubbed Chicken Thighs

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spice-Rubbed Roast Chicken

Diabetic Living

Warm spices like ginger and allspice team up with zesty citrus peel for a flavor-packed dry rub for this chicken dinner.

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.

Baked Chicken Breasts with Black Bean Rice Pilaf

Better Homes and Gardens

This Mexican dinner is ideal for mixing and matching. The chicken would taste fabulous sliced and served inside fajitas, while the pilaf would be a perfect partner for grilled steak or shrimp.

Tandoori Chicken Thighs

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