Best Chicken Rub Ever

photo(25)I am a huge fan of cooking whole chickens in the crock pot. Plop some veggies in the bottom, throw some citrus in the chicken and slather it liberally with the right rub and (obviously) tons of minced garlic…heaven. This recipe continues to be a hit in our home and given how easy it is, I see it being a staple on our dinner menu for the foreseeable future. Of course, the most critical part of this is the rub. I make my own rub and haven’t found one from the store I like better…like, ever. The proportions I give here make enough for several birds so you won’t have to mix a new batch every time. So here is the super simple recipe that will have your whole family licking their fingers after every bite.


  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (omit if you have a houseful of picky eaters)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 black pepper


1. Mix well. Store in airtight container. Enjoy thoroughly.


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