Here’s a chicken rub that will make any piece of bland blah meat into the star of your dinner (well, unless you pair it with asparagus with caramelized balsamic onions, but we’ll get to that another day). Every bite will be deliciously tasty, with a little kick.

Spicy Chicken Rub and Asparagus w/Caramelized Balsamic Onions

This makes enough rub for 4 chicken breasts. In a small bowl, mix:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Spicy Chicken Rub and Asparagus w/Caramelized Balsamic Onions

If you try this rub on fish, let me know… somehow I think it would be pretty tasty.

Spicy Chicken Rub and Asparagus w/Caramelized Balsamic Onions

Flatten your chicken breasts to about 1/2 inch thick.

Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter for each breast. You can either rub the butter all over the chicken and then sprinkle with the seasonings, or you can be lazy like me and do this.

Place the chicken in a pan that’s been heated over a medium burner. Drizzle half the butter over the chicken, then sprinkle with half of the seasonings.

Spicy Chicken Rub and Asparagus w/Caramelized Balsamic Onions

Then flip the chicken over, and drizzle with the rest of the butter, then sprinkle with the rest of the seasonings. Leave them alone to cook on that side for 5-6 minutes.

Spicy Chicken Rub and Asparagus w/Caramelized Balsamic Onions

Then flip the chicken over and cook for another 5-6 minutes.

Spicy Chicken Rub and Asparagus w/Caramelized Balsamic Onions

Serve with some sort of delicious veggie, with parsley sprinkled over top.

Spicy Chicken Rub and Asparagus w/Caramelized Balsamic Onions

Yum.

Spicy Chicken Rub and Asparagus w/Caramelized Balsamic Onions

17 Comments on Spicy Bronzed Chicken – Rub Recipe

  1. Laura says:

    We tried Bronzed Chicken in a creamy Cajun sauce at a gastro-pub a few months back and I’ve been keen to try to make it myself, so I’m really pleased to come across your recipe. I’ll be trying this out over the coming week or so on my partner (who is a bit fussy with food) and our five year old who pretty much eats anything and everything. I will however be taking the route of butterflying the chicken breast, tossing in a little oil and then adding the rub before leaving it to make friends with the meat for about 6 or 7 hours before cooking. I bet it would taste delicious as a seasoning on cooked potato wedges.

  2. David says:

    I use this all the time.
    The best chick rub ever! IMHO.

  3. The chicken looks awesome. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Hope I can make it look as good as the pictures.

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  5. Belinda says:

    Hubby loved it!
    Thanks!

  6. Wow, the spices look amazing. They are very colorful. I must try this recipe… Maybe I’ll do it this weekend. I’ll let you know how it was.

  7. Deena says:

    This is really delicious and simple. I didn’t pan fry the chicken, though. I just cooked it in the oven on 350 for about 35 minutes.

  8. Megan says:

    Love this recipe! I used it on the BBQ and it was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  9. JoyfulAbode says:

    So glad you liked it!!

  10. Looks like I can stop buying the spice rubs at the store cause this turned out great.

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  12. Linda says:

    well wanted to tell you that I just tried this rub on our grilled chicken I just made! I did not add the black pepper because we use a spicy paprika and added extra cayenne instead!! I added the rub several hours before hand and let the chicken set in the fridge! this was by far the best chicken we have made on the grill! It stayed moist and was really yummy and not overly spicy!! thanks so much I thought I would share! we set the grill at 350-375o and flipped them after 20 minutes and cooked them for 40 minutes!! they were great! thanks!
    hugs Linda

  13. Linda says:

    I have a very similar rub I used (minus the paprika and pepper) on pork ribs it was awesome!! I am making chicken tonite so you know what I will be using!! thnx just found your blog love it!! hugs Linda

  14. Cody says:

    That rub sounds tasty. My family has never been very daring with chicken… I had to talk them into lemon pepper when I was kid.

  15. Lynn says:

    I’m going to have to try this the next time I have access to a grill!

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