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Dry rubbed chicken on the grill
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Dry Rub Recipe

A good simple dry rub for chicken to keep around if you don't have other ideas on how to cook your chicken.


  • 1.5 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Taste your new chicken rub.
  • Add something sweet if it tastes too salty. Add more herbs to accent a certain taste, etc.
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you like it.
  • Rinse and pat dry your chicken.
  • If you are cooking chicken with skin still attached, gently loosen the skin and rub some of the rub in between the skin and meat.
  • Rub the remaining rub all over the outside of the chicken.
  • Tell everyone you are going to market with your new secret dry rub for chicken.