The Ultimate Smoked Chicken Rub


The Ultimate Smoked Chicken Rub

Who doesn't love a good smoked chicken? This rub has the perfect blend of flavors for a delicious low and slow cooked bird. This is enough rub for two chickens, so increase the recipe if planning to smoke a larger batch.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Servings: 3 Cup


  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup mild 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
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


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