I love making my own seasoning mixes at home because then I know exactly what ingredients are in it and I can tweak to my liking. We eat a lot of chicken at home, so this week, I’m sharing our favorite BBQ chicken seasoning mix that we use all the time!
You may have seen recipes for pork seasoning or burger seasoning which are all staples in our house. This BBQ chicken seasoning mix is just as delicious, but even more versatile. It’s really versatile and can be used on almost any meat, although we prefer chicken (I use this seasoning mix for chicken, fish, beef, pork and have used it when baking tofu also!)
We eat a lot of chicken at our house and sometimes simple salt and pepper does the trick, but when you’re looking for a little something extra, this seasoning mix is the way to go.
When I published my recipe for easy burger seasoning, my readers all loved it! So I thought I would share one of my favorite chicken seasoning with you all. Since it’s almost officially grilling season, this bbq chicken seasoning is a recipe you’ll want to keep handy all summer long.
It’s absolutely great for putting on chicken and grilling, but for those days when you don’t have time to grill, this seasoning is still perfect. It is easy enough to sprinkle on any chicken and saute in a pan or bake in the oven. Really, this mix is just a great all-around seasoning mix to keep in your cabinet.
One of the best parts about making your own seasoning mix is that you can make as much or little as you’d like. This recipe makes enough spice rub for 2 lbs. of meat. You need to store it in an airtight container, away from heat and light for up to 6 months. Just be sure to label it so you can enjoy the right seasoning mix.
I am such a fan of making my own spice mixes. In my cookbook, there’s a whole page on different spice mixes I use all the time. It’s so fun to experiment and add different things to totally change your flavoring.
For example I like making an Indian spice mix using this mix as a base. I keep the salt, brown sugar and pepper the same, and to make an Indian rub replace oregano with 1 teaspoon turmeric and 1 teaspoon curry powder.
This is a recipe for a dry BBQ chicken seasoning, if you’re looking for a sauce, this homemade BBQ sauce recipe is the one I use!
Do you have a go-to seasoning mix that you love? I’d love to hear in the comments below
- 1 Tbs. Salt
- 1 Tbs. Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbs. Paprika
- 1 tsp. Oregano
- 1 tsp. Pepper
- 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- Combine all ingredients, rub on chicken and enjoy!
- Use 1 generous teaspoon of seasoning mix per chicken breast side.