Growing up, I ate a lot of frozen and pre-packaged meals. It was rare that we had a complete meal that was from scratch. It was even more rare if the spices used to make that meal went beyond salt and pepper. Andrew had a completed different experience. It was rare that they didn’t have a meal prepared from scratch. So when we got together and I was cooking most meals out of boxes, he wasn’t thrilled. I had learned how to cook a few things on my own in college, but it wasn’t extensive. I set out a new goal to start learning how to cook. I utilized cookbooks and Google (this was Pre-Pinterest) and slowly started to learn.
Fast forward to present time.
I still don’t really feel like I know what I’m doing and I know I still have a lot to learn in the kitchen, but I can make my way around enough to share some pretty amazing recipe creations here with you guys. I cook dinner almost every night (we rarely eat out). I love sharing recipes with each of you because even though I’m still learning, I believe that meals bring families together and it takes a village to raise our families. Sharing these recipes gives me joy in knowing that I may be helping someone out a bit.
This homemade chicken spice rub was kind of a fluke accident. I really didn’t know anything about seasoning, but I always had popular ones in my cabinet. Over time I noticed that I was pulling the same ones out over and over again to season our chicken. Then….lightbulb moment. Mix these together and make a rub. And voila. You have the chicken spice rub that we’ve been for years now.
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp chili powder
Put all ingredients into a air tight container and shake well until combined.
Use as needed
I hope that you enjoy this chicken spice rub as much as we have over the years.
Watch us use an old spice container, washi tape, and a piece of paper to make a brand new spice jar for our chicken spice rub!