Marinade, butter and baste, and rub it in – barbecuing is raised to the level of fine dining. Smoking ribs, turkey, chicken, and pork shoulder or butt has become one of my favorite cooking methods this summer. Today I am trying my own recipe for a rub. The test subject on my smoker is a five pound chicken.
Let’s get right to it – here is my new recipe:
2 Ounces of Paprika
2 Tbls of Brown Sugar
2 Tbls Granulated Sugar
3 Tsp salt
1 Tsp ground black pepper
1 Tsp Garlic powder
1 Tsp Onion powder
My strategy was simply to place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and use my hands to stir, crumbling the brown sugar into fine granules. The rub is ready.
As noted, a five pound chicken will be thoroughly rubbed and allowed to rest for an hour or two while the smoker heats to the desired temperature.
Here I go – wish me luck.