I may be understating things when I say that we eat a lot of chicken. We certainly eat it several times a week, if not more. When I was child, I hated chicken, and thought it was slimy. (I even made up a slimy chicken song that I would sing when my mother dared to serve it to us. Ungrateful child, I know.) As my tastes matured, I swung in the complete opposite direction, and now it’s my go-to source of protein.
My absolute favourite way to eat chicken is rotisserie style. Crispy skin, juicy meat, it’s a bit of heaven! Hmm, I seem to be getting drool on my keyboard… I was totally stoked when my parents gave us a rotisserie attachment for our BBQ, and just had to try to make our home-cooked chicken taste as good as it does in restaurants.
Here is the result, a dry rub that makes chicken taste delicious! Many of the ingredients can be grown in your own garden, too. The taste is just as good if you cook the chicken in an oven. We like to double or triple the recipe so it is always on hand. You never know when the time is right for a summer BBQ!
- 4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1½ tsp ancho powder
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Sprinkle over the skin of a whole chicken, rubbing it in gently.
- Cook chicken as desired: in a 400 F oven or on a BBQ rotisserie for 1h.