Many stores sell pre-mixed chicken rub. I prefer to make my own, because it is easy and much cheaper!
I use this rub most often to roast and marinate chicken; however, it is also suitable to sprinkle onto beef and pork ribs when you BBQ them in the summer. I always have some stored in my spice cabinet. While it will seem expensive to have to go out and buy all of these spices at once, they are fairly common spices that you will also use in other recipes. Click to learn more:
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together:
- 1/4 cup Kosher salt
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp celery powder
- 1 tsp Herbs du Provence
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
Brown sugar has the tendency to stick together, so use a fork to break up any chunks of brown sugar that start lumping.
When you have finished mixing, make sure you seal your rub in a nice, tightly-sealed container. I prefer recycling old jars (pickle jars, etc.) or using a Mason jar. It also helps when the container has a wide mouth — it makes things easier when you are actually using a spoon to scoop it out.