The Texas Chicken Rub is specifically for chicken and won't overwhelm your grilled chicken but it also won't lack for taste. While we prefer this as a rub for chicken it can also be used as a seasoning and can just be sprinkled on the chicken for just a bit of flavor.
Dry spice rubs are rubbed into the meat and use the natural moisture of the meat to hold the rubs to the meat. Texas style barbeque usually involves cooking beef brisket, German sausage, meaty ribs and chicken. A Texas BBQ usually also means mounds and mounds of meat. Texans have learned from generation to generation that you don't want to overpower the flavor of the meat with the rub but instead to enhance the natural flavors of the meat. While this takes some practice, once you get it down it sure is worth it.
To use as a rub we recommend that you use 1 tablespoon of chicken rub per pound of meat. Sprinkle on the chicken and then rub the spice blend into the meat with your hands. Be sure to evenly coat both sides. Once this is done place in a resealable zip lock bag and stick in the refrigerator for at least four hours before cooking. For best results we have found leaving it in the fridge for 24 hours before placing on the grill. This rub isn't just for grilling, it can also be used in a BBQ smoker, with a rotisserie or for baking in the oven!
Ingredients: Sea salt, paprika, garlic, mustard, black pepper, bay leaves.