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5 of the BEST Dry Rub Recipes for Chicken – Best Spice Blends

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: As Needed
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Rub
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Transform your dinner recipes with five easy flavorful dry rub recipes that only take 5 minutes to make. These chicken spice rubs are absolute perfect to mix up flavors for the week and great for meal prep.


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Ingredients

BASIC SPICE BLEND:

  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

SMOKY CHIPOTLE SPICE BLEND:

  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

MEDITERRANEAN SPICE BLEND:

  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon red pepper flakes

LEMON PEPPER SPICE BLEND:

  • zest from 34 lemons (about 2 tablespoons), be sure it is dry
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

BUFFALO SPICE RUB:

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground dry mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. For BASIC SPICE BLEND: to a small bowl add garlic powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika, sea salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Pour spice blend into a sealable glass jar or ziplock bag.  Use as needed.
  2. For SMOKY CHIPOTLE SPICE BLEND: to a small bowl add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, sea salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Pour spice blend into a sealable glass jar or ziplock bag.  Use as needed.
  3. For MEDITERRANEAN SPICE BLEND: to a small bowl add basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine. Pour spice blend into a sealable glass jar or ziplock bag.  Use as needed.
  4. For LEMON PEPPER SPICE BLEND: to a small bowl add lemon zest, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dry thyme and sea salt. Stir to combine. Pour spice blend into a sealable glass jar or ziplock bag.  Use as needed.
  5. For BUFFALO SPICE BLEND: to a small bowl add garlic powder, smoked paprika, cumin, brown sugar, dry mustard, chili powder, black pepper, chipotle chili powder, sea salt and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Pour spice blend into a sealable glass jar or ziplock bag.  Use as needed.

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