Spicy Chicken Rub: spice up that grilled chicken!
This past week we harvested most of this batch of chickens from the field. The nutrients from the green grass make all the difference in the chicken. We’ve had a lot of rain this summer and the grass is very rich. This chicken tastes fabulous! We like it without any added seasoning, especially if it’s cooked on the grill. But, if you like a little seasoning on your birds, this recipe makes a great rub to spice things up. It’s written for a whole roasted chicken, but works fine as a rub on chicken parts, too.
Roasted whole chicken is easy as anything, and this rub will liven it up! Easy and tasty!
- 1 whole chicken, about 4 lb.s
- 1 tbsp. sea salt
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (more or less, to taste)
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. thyme, dried
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Combine all the spices in a bag or bowl.
Rinse the chicken inside and out. Rub the spices under the breast skin and on the skin of the whole bird.
Place bird breast up in a covered pot (roasting pan or crock pot) and bake at 325 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. Bird is done when the drum stick meat starts to pull away from the end of the bone, or the juices run clear when you poke the thigh.
This can be used on chicken parts as well! Rub the mixed spices onto the parts. Lay the parts flat in a baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour.