Spicy Chicken Rub (URS: Chicken Recipes)

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I like to be organized at meal times, but despite all my freezer cooking and meal planning, we still have nights when I’m staring into the fridge wondering what to make. That’s usually when the grill comes into play. If I can get a hold on something to throw on the barby, dinner can come together pretty quickly.

We’ve had grilled fish a lot this Spring, which I suppose tells you how lame I’ve been about thawing or following my meal plan. I like to make fish because I don’t usually do anything special to it. We rub it with Fish Spice or drizzle it with soy sauce and lightly season it and that’s it.

But, meat or chicken take a little more work since I usually marinate those proteins. Recently, I decided to try my spice rub technique on chicken and it was a smashing success.

Spicy Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Couscous Salad and Garlic Green Beans

What’s YOUR favorite way to serve chicken?


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  1. This sounds like a great rub recipe!

  2. Ohhh, this sounds delish. I love grilling out.

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. I just finished blogging a whole week of chicken recipes after reading this post: . I never knew how to break down chicken like this. The savings are amazing.

    I’m excited to try your rub. It looks like you use it on boneless skinless breasts. Have you tried it on chicken with skin?

  4. That looks like a delicious rub! My husband is kind of “in” to meat rubs lately. I was just going to start researching how to make our own and then I saw this post. Thanks! 🙂

  5. That’s my kind of chicken. I will have to try that because everything I’ve made that has been a recipe from you has turned out great.

  6. I shared my newfound penny pinching aid in the kitchen….Homemade Taco Seasoning. Enjoy!

  7. We grill a lot too. It is so much easier and my husband, who isn’t much of a cook, doesn’t mind it when he is the grillmaster.

    Thanks for the link up.

  8. I have a whole slew of chicken recipes:-)

  9. Your chicken looks so wonderful. I will have to try your rub soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    ~ Marion

  10. Cold roast chicken, a lovely salad plate, and plenty of pickles.

  11. Yummy! I love spice rubs and will definitely have go give this one a try. Thanks! Mindy

  12. The recipe I shared is a double batch– serve one, freeze one for later. Love all the ideas here!
    Mary, mom to many

  13. Looks so good, I love grilled chicken

  14. I have so many chicken recipes I love but I decided to link up to my whole wheat chicken parm. It is a family favorite and the perfect comfort food.

    Also your rub looks fantastic. I am having a barbeque for my staff in a few weeks and starting to compile recipes and I may just add this one. You made a shortbread with whipped cream and fruit a week or so ago that I am going to try and make for the dessert. When I do I will be sure to share pictures. I just love your blog.

  15. Can’t wait to start grilling chicken… if the rain/snow stops around here! 🙂

  16. Thanks for hosting! I love grilling…and the sun is shining today!

  17. I love spice rubs. Can’t wait for warmer weather!!!

  18. Always looking for some great new chicken recipes!! Can’t wait to try some of these out!

  19. Garlic and Oregano, and if playful lemon or lime first, or if feeling asian, soy sauce. That’s for pieces with skin on: douse, sprinkle, bake on a foil lined sheet for an hour at 375 or 400 (if big pieces).

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