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Grilled chicken slices.

Grilled Chicken Rub

The best BBQ chicken starts long before the grill is hot; this Grilled Chicken Rub is magical on everything it touches. Dried herbs, spices, and a touch of brown sugar is all you need to become a grilled chicken champion.
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 20 tablespoons
Calories 21kcal


For the Rub:


  • In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, oregano, paprika, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste (I like 5 teaspoons salt and about 1 tablespoon pepper). Store in a clean glass jar with a tight-fitting lid until ready to use.
  • Rub the mix generously all over the chicken, pork, or turkey and let sit at room temperature for up to 1 hour.


For spicy grilled chicken rub, add 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne to start, then taste. Add more if desired. 


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg