The Ultimate Smoked Chicken Rub


The Ultimate Smoked Chicken Rub

The Ultimate Smoked Chicken Rub

There's nothing quite like a well made, smoked chicken. While it might take a little time and technique, the seasoning usually makes or breaks a smoked bird. This rub has the perfect blend of flavors for a delicious low and slow cooked chicken. This is enough rub for two large birds, so increase the recipe if planning to smoke a larger batch.
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 Cup


  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt (omit if wet brining)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine rub ingredients in a bowl and apply evenly all over chicken, including under the breast skin and cavity. Cook as directed.
  • Omit salt if you have wet brined the birds.
  • Make ahead of time and store in a sealed container in the cupboard for up to one year after preparation. Remember to discard any rub that has come into contact with raw meat.


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