This Chicken Rub is the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and spicy, made with everyday ingredients. This BBQ rub for chicken leaves a beautifully caramelized crusty and crackly exterior. It is the perfect rub for grilled poultry that is smoked, oven-baked, or cooked in the Air Fryer or Instant Pot. It's so versatile; it can also be used as a BBQ rub for pork.
Place all the spices in a small bowl and mix with a spoon to combine.
Sprinkle dry rub on meat liberally with a spoon, or place a couple of teaspoons of rub on a plate and roll the meat in it to coat.
Store in an airtight jar or a Ziploc bag in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Use on chicken, turkey, pork, and ribs.