Homemade Dry Rub + Grilled Chicken Legs Recipe

Make your own dry rub and season your meat with it this summer for an easy, cost-effective homemade spice blend that’s perfect for chicken! 

grilled chicken legs in dish

My Favorite Snacks

My favorite kinds of snacks include balls, protein cookies, and popcorn. I like anything that remotely tastes like peanut butter and popcorn is the epitome of  “I don’t know what to eat so I shall resort to something light, airy, and crunchy.” I’d consider these all fairly normal snacks that are easy and accessible to make.

I bring this up because I was chatting with Blake after he said “we had nothing to eat” on what kinds of snacks he likes. His response.

Chicken legs.

Okay hunny, I’ll make sure we have chicken legs on hand at all times so you don’t starve :P

bbq dry rub for chicken

But for real. The man loves his meat an apparently wants to eat it at all times of the day. He’s very particular about how his meat is seasoned and cooked. Usually, he does both of these.

Well folks- I’ve been practicing my grilling skills because often times I need to grill things up for the blog and Blake’s not home at 10AM to help me. Yah, I’m pretty much the only neighbor grilling chicken legs before noon. #dontjudge

Easy Dry Rub for Chicken

I love this rub because it’s so easy to make! All you need are staple spices and an old spice container to mix everything in. This rub is smokey and flavorful, sweetened with a touch of coconut sugar! Feel free to double or even triple the recipe for a preservative-free homemade rub!

chicken legs with dry rub
Recipe

Homemade BBQ Rub + Grilled Chicken Legs Recipe

Make your own dry rub and season your meat with it this summer for an easy, cost-effective homemade spice blend that’s perfect for chicken! 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 6 legs 1x

Ingredients

For the Rub

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

For the Chicken Legs

  • 6 medium-sized chicken legs

Instructions

For the Rub

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl and then transfer into an empty spice container.

For the Chicken Legs

  1. Preheat grill to 400ºF.
  2. For every 6 chicken legs, use about 2 teaspoons of seasoning.
  3. Cook the chicken legs for about 7 minutes per side, or until cooked all the way through.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 legs
  • Calories: 395
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 439
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 44
grilled chicken legs with dry rub
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