This Mexican dry rub for chicken is a little bit spicy, salty and full of the delicious umami flavors typical of Mexican cuisine. Rub it on boneless, skinless chicken breast for tacos and fajitas or mix it into ground chicken!
What’s in the dry rub?
What does this dry rub taste like?
This spice rub is inspired by the bold and delicious flavors of Mexican cuisine we all know and love. Chili powder seasoning and oregano provide the backbone of the flavor profile, salt, garlic and onion powder add savory substance and chipotle powder adds a bit of heat and just a hint of smokiness.
How to use it:
Use this dry rub on boneless, skinless chicken breast or mix it into ground chicken.
To use it on chicken breast, rub the meat evenly with a little bit of mild olive oil, then press it into the rub until evenly covered on all sides. Grill, broil, roast or bake the spice-rubbed chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. The dry rub will create a nice crust on chicken breast that has not only great flavor but also a great texture.
How to store it:
Store this dry rub in an airtight container in the kitchen pantry for up to 4 months.
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Mexican Dry Rub for Chicken
- measuring spoons
- mixing bowl
- 1 teaspoon chili powder seasoning*
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
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