Baked Chicken Spice Rub is the perfect blend of spices to give great flavor to those boring boneless/skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs. This chicken spice rub recipe is made from typical spices that you probably already have, and it totally transforms chicken!
Baked Chicken Spice Rub
If you're like me, you probably have tried chicken breasts a million different ways. Sometimes though, you just want a nicely seasoned baked chicken breast that has good flavor, and isn't too complicated to make.
I totally feel ya!
We eat lots of boneless/skinless chicken breasts at our house. After perfecting the cooking method to get nice, juicy baked chicken breasts, I wanted a simple Chicken Spice Rub that I could keep in the pantry. You know, just rub it on and pop the chicken in the oven and move on with dinner!
After a few variations, Paul and I decided we liked this version of Baked Chicken Spice Rub the most out of all of them. So I'm sharing it with you! I think the smoked paprika really makes it. If you don't like smoked paprika, just use regular paprika.
What is This Spice Rub Blend Good On?
You can use this chicken spice rub on chicken legs or thighs as well as chicken breasts. It is also delicious on pork.
How Much Does This Chicken Spice Blend Make?
You should get enough from this Chicken Spice Rub recipe for 8-12 average sized skinless/boneless chicken breasts.
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Baked Chicken Spice Rub is the perfect blend of spices to give great flavor to those boring boneless/skinless chicken breasts.
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Kosher Salt (or coarse salt)
- 1 Tablespoon Pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoons Onion Powder
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Garlic Powder
- 1 ½ Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
Mix the spices together and store in a mason jar.
Recipe makes ½ cup, which fits in a 4 oz jar.
Use 1 Tablespoon of the spice rub for 2 average sized (8 oz) chicken breasts.
I like to double or triple the recipe so I have plenty on hand.
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
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