Recommended rubs and how to make your own.

Rubs are a form of dry marinade that add flavor to grilled and rotisserie chicken.

Mixtures of spices are hand-rubbed directly onto the chicken and then allowed to set from 20 minutes to overnight in the refrigerator before putting the chicken on the grill.

Experiment with varying mixtures to find flavors that please you. Or get the hang of it with some of our favorite rubs below.

Hot and Spicy Rub

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Spicy Mediterranean Rub

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Indian Ginger Rub

  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper