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.

Homemade Rotisserie Chicken Spice Rub

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.

Homemade Rotisserie Chicken Rub

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.  But you don’t have to smoke the chicken, even though it produces the most delicious flavor in my opinion.  I have also baked it, grilled, or used the crockpot.  Of course cooking times will vary depending on the type of meat you use and 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.

Homemade Rotisserie Chicken

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.

Fall Harvest Salad Bowl with Homemade Rotisserie Chicken

Like this recipe?  Then try:

Meal Prep Taco Bowls with grain and topping of choice

Massaged Kale Salad with lemon, olive oil, and sea salt

Fall Harvest Salad

 
 
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2 Comments on Homemade Rotisserie Chicken Spice Rub

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    Annabel
    May 22, 2020 at 2:04 pm (1 week ago)

    This looks so good! I remember having chicken like this and I always wanted to make it!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 26, 2020 at 10:37 am (6 days ago)

      You have to give it a try! It’s so good, you’ll never buy a store bought rotisserie chicken again 😉

      Reply

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