Tony's Chicken Rub Gets Them Lined Up For More!

This chicken rub recipe was a favorite with the "Cookin' Cousins" centenarian patriarch, and barbecue chicken aficionado, Tony. 

Tony's Rub for Chicken

NOTE: This recipe works with any barbecue method.

Mix together thoroughly the following:

  • 1/4 cup Turninado sugar (or light Muscavado, for our British cousins)
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt (coarse cooking salt)
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sage, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more if you like it spicy)

Apply liberally to all sides (and in the cavity if you are doing a whole bird), barbecue, receive accolades.

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