Healthy food doesn't have to be boring. You can have loads of flavor without a ton of added calories by using herbs and spices. I love to make my own chicken spice rub to have on hand for quick and easy meals. This blend is what I would use all the time when I would make chicken, so I decided to start making it in a larger batch.
We like spice in our family, so I add in pepper flakes and cayenne. You can omit these if you don't want any heat. I like to add my spices to a bowl to mix thoroughly and then I transfer it to an airtight container for storage. Because I like to make my own spice mixtures, I buy my dried herbs and spices in bulk from Sam's Club. It helps save money and I can make a variety of blends.
I have used this dry rub on a whole chicken, chicken thighs, breasts and drumsticks. It comes out amazing every time. The most common one that I use it on is chicken breasts. And my favorite way to cook them is in a cast iron skillet. I brown the chicken on both sides and then finish it in the oven. It stays so juicy and tender with this method. Serve it with your favorite veggies for a healthy and delicious meal.
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Easy Chicken Dry Rub - Paleo, Sugar Free
- 2 Tbls Kosher Salt
- 3 Tbls Chili Powder
- 2 Tbls Paprika
- 2 Tbls Italian seasoning
- 2 Tbls Garlic Powder
- 2 Tbls Mustard Powder
- 1 Tbls Onion Powder
- 1 Tbls Cumin
- ½ tsp Cayenne
- 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Add all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk together to fully combine, store in airtight container