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.
salt and freshly ground black pepperto taste, see instructions
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.