Easy Southwestern Grilled Chicken Rub and Marinade

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This one comes from Morton's salt and is a fine rub for chicken on the gas grill or for over the campfire when you're camping. You could also use it with equal benefit for baked chicken in the oven. The cooking time listed accounts for marinating time in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


  1. Blend all ingredients.
  2. Rub this blend on to individual chicken pieces and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for one hour prior to grilling.
  3. NOTE: This blend can also be converted to a paste by whisking in 3 tablespoons of olive oil per every tablespoon of rub blend. Use the paste on steaks or roasts.
Most Helpful

Really great and quick rub. I used it to rotisserie a chicken on an outdoor grill so made it half way between, I made a paste using olive oil so it would brown well, but kept it fairly thick using equal amounts of powder to oil so would stick OK while turning. Came out a treat!

Peter J November 18, 2007

Excellent rub. I made this tonight and I would definitely make it again!

Della W July 20, 2014

This was the best chicken rub that I have tried. It was so very flavorful. Thanks for the tip on making the paste from the rub. Will use a lot I'm sure. Thanks for posting.

gwynn August 06, 2011