Chicken Rub

This go-to chicken rub is absolutely perfect for smoked chicken wings, chicken breast or even whole chicken. No matter what part of the chicken that you’re smoking, this rub will give it an amazingly well-rounded flavour that you’ll want to have again and again.

  • Makes about ¼ cup (enough to coat 4 to 5 pounds)
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1¼ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a small airtight container or zip-top bag, mix all of the ingredients together
  2. Shake well to make sure that the ingredients have been fully mixed
  3. Use liberally on any kind of poultry or even pork
  4. Save the un-used rub for months

Tip: Try doubling or tripiling the recipe to make more of this chicken rub. As long as you keep it in an air tight container, it should keep for months.

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