Baked Chicken With Rub

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Baked Chicken With Rub is a simple, affordable meal recipe that uses lemon to create mouth watering flavors. I like to eat it as is, with a fork and knife or even in sandwich form! It is also extremely easy to make, which is another one of my favorite things. If you are looking for an easy weeknight chicken dinner, this recipe can’t be beat.

OVEN BAKED CHICKEN WITH TASTY RUB

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

  • 2chicken breasts
  • 2tablespoons salt
  • 2tablespoons garlic
  • 12tablespoons oregano
  • 1tablespoon paprika
  • 12tablespoon pepper
  • 13 – 12tablespoon chili powder
  • 12tablespoon onion powder
  • 3dashes thyme
  • olive oil

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • take all ingredients except for olive oil and chicken and combine in small bowl. vary amount of chili powder depending on desired level of spice.
  • take chicken and lightly coat both sides with olive oil.
  • place chicken in oven-safe dish and rub both sides heavily with ingredients previously mixed (dont be shy!).
  • pour a little bit more olive oil into the bottom of the dish, enough so that it is lightly covered.
  • cook for roughly 35-45 minutes.

Dry Rub Baked Chicken

Dry Rub Baked Chicken – the easiest and quickest oven-baked chicken drumsticks. Just coat the chicken with dry rub, salt and dinner is done. Prep time is only 10 minutes!

Easy and quick Dry Rub Baked Chicken drumsticks.

Baked Chicken

We are all lazy some days and just want a quick and convenient dinner. This Dry Rub Baked Chicken is for those days because the recipe takes only 10 minutes prep time and calls for only 3 main ingredients.

The cooking is done by the oven, so you can sit on your couch, watch a game or catch up on Netflix.

Baked chicken drumsticks served with a side of BBQ dipping sauce.

These chicken drumsticks are absolutely amazing. Dry rub imparts amazing flavors to the chicken. There is no marinade time.

All you need is a little bit of salt on the chicken before you rub the chicken with the dry rub. Bake them in the oven while you laze on your couch.

Homemade dry rub chicken.

How to Make Dry Rub

I have the best DIY homemade dry rub recipe ever. It calls for only 7 ingredients and you can make your own dry rub for chicken, ribs, steaks, pork, turkey and meats.

Juicy ad moist baked chicken with dry rub spices.

How to Make Juicy Baked Chicken?

  • For this dry rub chicken recipe, I baked them in the oven at 375F for 30 minutes.
  • Some chicken legs are larger and it may take 35 – 40 minutes to cook through. I always buy organic chicken, as the chicken drumsticks are smaller and the meat is juicier and more tender.
  • Brush the chicken with a bit of olive oil at 20 minutes mark. This will keep the skin moist with a glistening sheen.
  • Do not over cook the chicken, they are already dead! Check for doneness at 30 minutes mark. Cut a slit on the meat to check the inside of the chicken. If it’s still bloody, baked for another 5 or 10 minutes.
Oven baked chicken drumstick with dry rub dipped into BBQ sauce.

Dipping Sauce and Side Dishes for Baked Chicken

  • To serve, dip the chicken drumsticks in bottled BBQ sauce and you will have an all-American chicken dinner.
  • Steamed rice or Easy Spaghetti is great with these chicken drumsticks.
  • Crispy Roasted Potatoes will be a great side.
  • Green and leafy Garlic Butter Sauteed Spinach.
  • Check “Recipe Pairing Ideas” below for more ideas.
Dry rub baked chicken, ready to serve.

How Many Calories per Serving?

This recipe is only 329 calories per serving.

SPICE RUBBED BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS

Spice Rubbed Baked Chicken

YOU GUYS, I FINALLY DID IT.

I FIGURED OUT HOW TO KEEP BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS MOIST AND SUCCULENT.

No more dry, tasteless, tough chicken.

Welcome to a whole new era of deliciousness.

THE SECRET?

QUICK, HIGH-HEAT COOKING + OLIVE OIL + A TENT.

Yep. Crank your oven up to a whopping 450 degrees, rub your chicken breasts with olive oil & seasoning, place in a baking dish, and tent with parchment paper to lock in the moisture.

Cook for JUST 15-18 minutes (until the internal temp is 165 F), and you’re done. (If you don’t have an instant digital thermometer yet… buy one!)

Lack of fat is one of the main reasons chicken breasts dry out. But by drizzling them with some olive oil, you add some much needed moisture AND give the spice rub something to stick to.

Then when you tent it and cook the chicken on high heat, you capture some steam under the parchment paper & add some moist-heat to keep everything nice and succulent.

Plus, since you’re cooking it so briefly and at such high heat, the chicken doesn’t have time to lose all of its moisture through evaporation in the oven.

THIS METHOD MAKES COOKING CHICKEN ONE OF THE EASIEST THINGS YOU COULD DO ON A WEEKNIGHT.

And it’s so freaking good!

You can sprinkle your chicken with an endless variety of spice rubs, keep it simple with olive oil, salt, & pepper, or even marinate them all day and pop em in the oven when you get home.

But seriously. Keep this method in your back pocket & wow yourself next time you make chicken.

Pro Tip: Batch-cook a whole bunch of chicken breasts, slice, & store in the fridge for sandwiches and salads all week. 

ENJOY!

Spice Rubbed Baked Chicken

Spice Rubbed Baked Chicken Breasts

Prep5 mins

Cook30 mins

Total35 mins

Servings: 4Enable Cook Mode

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Ingredients 

  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil, melted butter, or other favorite cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Parchment paper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish & drizzle with olive oil. Use your hands to rub the oil all over both sides of the breasts.
  • Wash your hands well with warm water & soap, then make the spice rub. In a small bowl, mix together all of the spices (garlic powder through turmeric). Sprinkle the spice rub over both sides of the chicken breasts, evenly coating them as best you can.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper to roughly the same size as your baking dish, and place the paper over the chicken. The edges of the parchment paper should be inside the dish, wrapping down to enclose the chicken breasts.
  • Pop in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes (cooking time may be slightly less for small chicken breasts or slightly more for very large ones), or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing to let the juices redistribute and not leak out everywhere when you cut the chicken. Enjoy!

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