One of my favorite things to cook on the smoker is bbq chicken.
Smoking is a quick and easy technique to prepare juicy, flavorful chicken.
You can’t go wrong as long as you spatchcock the chicken (unless you’re smoking wings), salt it, and chill it for a few hours before applying a great rub.
When we think of dry rubs, we often think of pork. With the addition of a fantastic rub, though, chicken can be converted into a smokey, spicy taste delight.
Get some ideas for smoked chicken rub recipes from the list below.
- 1. Barbecue Chicken Dry Rub
- 2. Sweet Rub for Chicken (This One Will Also Work Wonders on Pork)
- 3. Meathead Goldwyn’s “Simon and Garfunkel Spice Rub for Poultry Recipe”
- 4. Ultimate Homemade Dry Rub for Pork and Chicken
- 5. Barbecue Chicken Rub (Great for the Whole Bird)
- How long should dry rub sit on chicken?
- What is the best smoke flavor for chicken?
- How do you keep chicken moist when smoking?
- What do I spray chicken with while smoking?
- Do you rinse off dry rub?
- Do you put oil on chicken before dry rub?
- Is it better to smoke a chicken at 225 or 250?
- What wood gives the most smoke flavor?
- Do you flip chicken when smoking?
1. Barbecue Chicken Dry Rub
This is a traditional dish that is really simple to prepare.
As with many dry rubs, you probably already have all of the components in your cupboard.
The advantage of dry rubs is that you can typically create extra and store it in a jar for when the urge to barbecue strikes.
Click here for the recipe, then go to your pantry and check what you have.
2. Sweet Rub for Chicken (This One Will Also Work Wonders on Pork)
This is a sweet rub with a hint of spiciness to spice things up.
Even if you’re pressed for time and just want to throw some chicken on the grill, this rub will convert it into something very spectacular.
If you want to make your own rub for our smoked garlic and parmesan chicken wings, this is a terrific option.
You can find the recipe here, along with some helpful hints on how to choose the best paprika for your spice blends.
3. Meathead Goldwyn’s “Simon and Garfunkel Spice Rub for Poultry Recipe”
This rub’s enigmatic name is really a wonderful method to recall the major components.
Anyone who has heard Simon and Garfunkel’s Scarborough Fair will recognize the phrase Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.
This rub, which contains a variety of herbs and spices, is ideal for anything with (or that has had) wings. It’s also delicious on smoked lamb or potatoes.
Click here for the recipe and some suggestions on how to utilize it.
4. Ultimate Homemade Dry Rub for Pork and Chicken
This recipe has a handful of additional flavors that make it a bit more nuanced than your standard dry rub.
This rub may be used on both pork and chicken; however, use it only when cooking chicken for a longer period of time at a lower temperature; otherwise, the sugar in the rub will burn and spoil the flavor.
Click here for the recipe and some helpful information on how to create a rub’s taste profile.
5. Barbecue Chicken Rub (Great for the Whole Bird)
This rub is delicious on any cut of chicken, but we believe it shines when used to cook a full barbecue chicken.
Simply put it on the chicken and get roasting!
While this rub was designed for chicken, it may also be used on pork, beef, and potatoes.
Customize the recipe to your liking; there is lots of opportunity to change the amounts of pepper, spice, and sweetness to your preference.
Wrapping it Up
Make your next chicken supper memorable by adding a dash of your own secret rub inspired by the rubs on this list.
The beauty of dry rubs is that they are inexpensive and simple to produce, easy to modify, and convenient to keep.
You may even keep the ingredients hidden if you believe you have produced something genuinely unique!
If you want to learn more about smoking a full chicken spatchcock, check out our complete tutorial or try our pellet grill entire chicken.
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