Fragrant Dry Spice Rub

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2000

Rub a chicken with this dry spice rub and flip it just once for crisp, bronzed skin and flavorful, moist meat. (And then try cooking it on a beer can.)

SERVESMakes about 1/2 cup

TIME5 minutes

Fragrant Dry Spice Rub

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our ideal grill-roasted chicken would have a deeply smoky flavor, crisp mahogany skin, and tender, juicy meat. To achieve that ideal, we brined the chicken and coated it with a flavorful spice rub. We then cooked the chicken in the middle o...

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