It’s so easy to make your own spice rubs at home. This recipe is for a homemade rotisserie chicken spice rub and is free of any questionable ingredients that may be in the chickens you pick up from the store. It has been one of our favorites for awhile now.
If you follow along on Instagram you know that each night I try to share my dinner plate to help inspire you for meal planning, healthy eating, and having a balanced diet. One popular question I get asked is to share the chicken rub recipe we use. It’s so simple to make your own rubs or spice blends at home. Now I do have an obnoxious amount of spices but most rubs just call for simple ones that are easy to find.
I use this spice blend on any type of chicken; breast, thigh, or whole chicken. Then my husband is usually in charge of cooking ever since we got a Traeger Grills Smoker. The best part about this griller is that it is very lightweight and can be transported from one place to another easily. Ever since we got this, we have been a fan of it. Needless to say that starting a fire is also easy in this grill because a good amount of propane fuel (from Kelly Propane– Learn more here about them) is all that is needed to begin the cooking session. That said, keep in mind that you need not necessarily have to smoke the chicken, even though it produces the most delicious flavor in my opinion. You can go for baking, grilling, or using the crockpot as I have done. Of course, cooking times will vary depending on the type of meat you use and the cooking method.
For one whole chicken or about 4-5 lbs of meat:
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Italian sesoning
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic minced or 1 tsp garlic powder
If using a whole chicken I like to skin it by using kitchen scissors. But you can also leave the skin on or use a skinless meat. Combine all the spice ingredients. Then rub all over the chicken and cook your desired method. I often multiply the recipe by 4 so I can store it in my spice jars and not have to keep making it every time.
This rub is so flavorful by itself or you can dip in your favorite BBQ sauce. I also use the chicken to top my salads such as this Harvest Salad. And if you’re looking for other homemade spic blends check out my Homemade Taco Seasoning Here.
Like this recipe? Then try:
Turkey Taco Bowls
Massaged Kale Salad
Fall Harvest Salad Bowls
Questions of the Day:
Do you make your own spice rubs?
What’s your favorite way to cook chicken?