Spicy Rub for Chicken

Spicy Rub for Chicken


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About this recipe: This is a terrific rub for chicken just before it's cooked onto the barbecue. It adds flavour, seals in the juices and gives the finished chicken a lot of colour.

Barbara Radford

Serves: 4 

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all spices and mix thoroughly.
  2. Preheat barbecue for medium high heat. Rub about 3 tablespoons of the seasoning onto both sides of the chicken breasts, and reserve the remaining seasoning in an air-tight container for later use.
  3. Lightly oil barbecue cooking grate. Cook chicken for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.

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Reviews (7)


Something else. I haven't cooked this, so didn't know where to put this comment..... This is just an observation, but this recipe has an alarming amount of salt in it!! It's over 30% of daily recommended allowance for an adult.......... - 23 Nov 2009


Altered ingredient amounts. This was an excellent rub. I've made it twice already and the entire family loves it. I did reduce the cayenne pepper to half what the recipe called for since I personally don't like things too spicy. Hubby does like hot stuff though, so I may try it again exactly as the recipe calls for. - 24 Jul 2008


Loved it but the Mrs found it abit spicy will be making again!! - 08 Jun 2009

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