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Favorite rub for chicken?

hello everyone,
can anyone recommend a good rub for chicken? I see lots geared towards pork and beef but haven’t seen much for chicken.  
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,557
    I will recommend a few as some may be more readily available to you. 

    1. Dizzy Pig Raging River
    2. Rub your Chicken
    3. Clicker dust by Suckle Busters
    4. Papa Charlie’s from John Henry 
    5. Plowboys Yardbird
    I could go on and on. Items 1,2, and 4 are not basic traditional bbq chicken rubs where as the other two are just that.  Meat church makes a fabulous brine for poultry that is pricey, but worth every penny. Brining will raise your game significantly. I like the meat church brine and a dusting of 1,2,or 4 personally, but it’s all great. Good luck
  • SoCalTimSoCalTim Posts: 2,155
    I’ve recently gone ‘back to basics’ - Salt & Pepper.
    I've slow smoked and eaten so much pork, I'm legally recognized as being part swine - Chatsworth Ca.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,802
    When looking to change it up I enjoy Tony Chachere's creole seasoning.
    Weber makes a Kickin' Chicken rub that also works for me.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,946
    I like this, but dusted lightly. Too much can be overpowering.


  • Wilma likes Old Bay.  Others we like are S&P, Mediterraneanish, Raging River...etc.  Chicken is a blank canvass and the sky's the limit!
    Flint, Michigan
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,282
    Bone suckin' Rub
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,681
    Dizzy Pig's Shaking the Tree is a good lemon pepper still or you could make Simon & Garfunkel rub(just run a search for it).
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,810
    McCormick's Perfect Pinch Caribbean Jerk is one I've gotten to like.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,557
    Today I’m trying Meat Church Garlic and Herb. It’s one of their new ones. I tasted it and thought it would prolly be best on a Prime rib roast, but I’m giving it a whirl on the bird. I’ll let you all know what my opinion is when full. 
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 578
    Buffalo Wild Wings has their seasonings for sale.  We like the Desert Heat quite a bit.  Especially on chicken thighs. 

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,001
  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 638
    Bruschetta seasoning mix

  • kaybeekaybee Posts: 89
    S&P and some choice of dried herbs such as oregano, rosemary, Italian seasoning. I also have one called Meditalian rub that is essentially the above in premixed form (first ingredient in the label is 'Spice', thanks a whole bunch...)

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,742
    Everglades Fish and Chicken Seasoning
    Plowboys Yardbird

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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,557
    kaybee said:
    S&P and some choice of dried herbs such as oregano, rosemary, Italian seasoning. I also have one called Meditalian rub that is essentially the above in premixed form (first ingredient in the label is 'Spice', thanks a whole bunch...)

    Papa Charlie’s is a Greek inspired rub as well. Those flavors really pair well on the bird. 
  • jetman96jetman96 Posts: 59
    Simon and Garfunkel's from AmazingRibs is my go-to.
    Cincinnati, OH
    Large BGE
  • Most I’ve not heard of,I’m going to track some of these down.  Many thanks to all!!!!!
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,681
    I am holding an experiment this afternoon. 
  • AcnAcn Posts: 2,552
    Agree with several already mentioned, especially Papa Charlie’s and Shakin the Tree.  Would also add DP mole and mad max, twisted Q magic mojo, The Rub Co Santa Maria style.  This is my absolute favorite for chicken thighs:

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,196
    edited January 7
    Awards winning rub, it has the 3-letter secret ingredient though ...

    canuckland
  • flexfusionflexfusion Posts: 146
    Why not give ole "Jess Hall" a try he's a renowned legend from the great state of Texas.  Just remember "If you leave Texas you ain't gone nowhere."
  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,297
    Oakridge game bird and chicken rub. 
    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • Why not give ole "Jess Hall" a try he's a renowned legend from the great state of Texas.  Just remember "If you leave Texas you ain't gone nowhere."
    @flexfusion I live in south Tx but am not from here originally,  who is Jess hall!??
  • Acn said:
    Agree with several already mentioned, especially Papa Charlie’s and Shakin the Tree.  Would also add DP mole and mad max, twisted Q magic mojo, The Rub Co Santa Maria style.  This is my absolute favorite for chicken thighs:


    Acn said:
    Agree with several already mentioned, especially Papa Charlie’s and Shakin the Tree.  Would also add DP mole and mad max, twisted Q magic mojo, The Rub Co Santa Maria style.  This is my absolute favorite for chicken thighs:

    Acn said:
    Agree with several already mentioned, especially Papa Charlie’s and Shakin the Tree.  Would also add DP mole and mad max, twisted Q magic mojo, The Rub Co Santa Maria style.  This is my absolute favorite for chicken thighs:

    Acn said:
    Agree with several already mentioned, especially Papa Charlie’s and Shakin the Tree.  Would also add DP mole and mad max, twisted Q magic mojo, The Rub Co Santa Maria style.  This is my absolute favorite for chicken thighs:

    Acn said:
    Agree with several already mentioned, especially Papa Charlie’s and Shakin the Tree.  Would also add DP mole and mad max, twisted Q magic mojo, The Rub Co Santa Maria style.  This is my absolute favorite for chicken thighs:

    Acn said:
    Agree with several already mentioned, especially Papa Charlie’s and Shakin the Tree.  Would also add DP mole and mad max, twisted Q magic mojo, The Rub Co Santa Maria style.  This is my absolute favorite for chicken thighs:


  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,557
    Oops. Lol
  • @Acn I’m gonna give that a try as I love jerk chicken,there’s a place on the east coast called the spice house,I found them online 4 years ago.they sell jerk chicken seasoning.you mix their spices with oil,orange juice and lime juice and marinade over night.its off the chart good,I just made my last batch a few weeks ago and it was as good as it was the first time after sitting in my cupboard for years.
  • So sorry. Not sure what I did wrong
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,061
    I’ve got that rub too.  I quit using it because it just seemed to salty to me.  Maybe I was using to much.   It over powered any skinless piece I put it on.   How much are you using?

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,557
    I’ve got that rub too.  I quit using it because it just seemed to salty to me.  Maybe I was using to much.   It over powered any skinless piece I put it on.   How much are you using?
    That’s been my experience with salty rubs. Go real light and many of them are delightful. However if you aren’t aware of the salt level you can flat out ruin your meal. LOL. 
  • bucky925bucky925 Posts: 967
    My Grandmother made a vinegar based dip, not a rub (hey we are in NC BBQ country)  It was the best I've had when I was a kid and Dad was grilling.  If you are intrested I'll dig out the exact recipe.  Man that brings back memories of me and my Dad sharpening a stick and throwing little apples I know 50 yards, seemed like 200 at the time. 
    Live fast. die young, and leave a well marbled corps. 
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