Rub for chicken

This rub is the secret to that must-have chicken skin you may have tried in a restaurant before. But the great thing is, it’s easy to make and use. It can get a little messy when applying it to the chicken, but the end result is well worth it.


1⁄4 c paprika
2 t salt (half the amount onion salt, half of it ordinary salt)
1 t pepper (ground black pepper)
1 T sugar (white sugar)


Get the ingredients together - Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl (with a lid) or a jar.

Mix or shake - You mix the ingredients, with a fork or simply shake them if you have a bowl or jar with a lid.

Total time
5 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
1 batch


A dry rub for chicken is easy to make. Use the rub when you barbecue or bake chicken. Just rub some olive oil over the skin and then apply the rub all over with your hands.  

Also, have the following tools on hand:

  • Small mixing bowl with lid or jar.
  • Fork (optional if mixing, rather than shaking)
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large bowl or plate, to put chicken in


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