Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken

Well, I’m back at it with the recipes again, and this time I celebrate my love of spices with my recipe for a great spice rubbed grilled chicken!


We’re always trying to eat healthier, but often run in to the same obstacle that everyone else does.  Unhealthy food just tastes too good, and anything that is actually good for you tastes a little bit like cardboard. (Think rice cakes.)


Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken
Mmmmmm! Cardboard!


Recipe for success

This recipe was meant to hopefully change that.  The best part is that it’s super easy to put together.  You can even make the chicken a couple days before, or even make several breasts and then freeze them to eat on salad or by themselves later. I also like that this is just a spice base.  I feel it has the main components you want in a good rub:

  1. Heat (Chili powder and the habenero in the Fish & Fowl rub)
  2. Color (Smoked Paprika and Parsley)
  3. Smokiness (Paprika, the smoked sea salt, and the mustard in the Fish & Fowl rub)
  4. Salt (Durango Hickery Smoked Sea Salt)
  5. Sweet (The brown sugar in the Fish & Fowl rub)



I love using the spices I find at Sheffield’s Spice and Tea Company, and the great thing for all of you out-of-towners is THEY SHIP!  You may remember a review I did of their shop a while back. Living on the other side of town means I don’t make it their as often as I’d like, but i’m sure to stock up when my travels take me close to their shop. Check out their site,  and you won’t be disappointed



Even my wife knows how much I enjoy shopping at Sheffield's. BUSTED!
Even my wife knows how much I enjoy shopping at Sheffield’s. BUSTED!


This spice rub can turn a regular old salad into something that you crave all day.  Watch the video, and let me know down below what you think!



Kevin Zelenka

Kevin Zelenka is a Freelance writer, Dad Blogger, and the stay at home father of twin toddlers. You can find him playing with his sons at his home in Las Vegas, spending time with his wife, and every once in a while at the golf course.