Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Best. Chicken. Ever.

Okay so I have a confession to make.  It might shock some of you, but it’s better to be honest with you, darling blog friends, than to keep this to myself.

I don’t like meat.

Really ever.  At all.

The only meat I eat is chicken and sometimes turkey (my mom’s beef meatballs are an obvious exception and definitely deserve their own blog post… note to self).  That’s it.  No fish, no pork, no beef (other than the aforementioned meatballs).

Needless to say, chicken can get pretty darn boring if you’re eating it basically every day like I am.  So I am ALWAYS on the look out for new ways to make chicken exciting and interesting again!

Enter Karly over at the delightful blog Buns in My Oven.  If you’ve never been to Karly’s blog, do your taste buds a favor and get your booty over there right now.  Just click the link, I promise your tummy will thank you.  She is constantly posting the most delicious looking recipes and tasty treats – she is the kind of food blogger I aspire to be!

So naturally, I’m stalking my Google Reader like it’s my job and I come across Karly’s Barbecue Dry Rub.  First of all, the photography is gorgeous – I wish my food looked half as good as hers in pictures.  Second, the recipe is DELICIOUS.  I braved the 93 degree heat today and turned on the oven (400 degrees for 20 minutes) for the six pieces of chicken that I cooked (I don’t play with the grill when The Man isn’t here, it’s just asking for fiery trouble).  Hello most delicious and simple chicken recipe ever created in the history of life!

Thank you, Karly – keep sharing your delicious recipes!


Barbecue Dry Rubbed Chicken – adapted lightly from Buns in My Oven (I changed the amounts to fit how much chicken I had and substituted chili powder for the chipotle powder)

1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley

Mix all ingredients together (I put them in a plastic container with a lid and shook it up).  Sprinkle onto chicken and rub into the meat.  Grill chicken (or bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, depending on how much chicken you’re cooking) until fully cooked. 

SO delicious.  Enjoy – huge thanks to Karly - seriously go check out her blog right now, it’s full of fantastic eats!


  1. I'm so glad you like it! That's one of my fav ways to eat chicken as well! :)

  2. It was FANTASTIC and so easy! Seriously, my blog aspires to be like yours haha I can't wait for my boyfriend to try it :)
    Thanks again! <3

  3. I will admit I was skeptical at first. Shes always got the best recipe for this, or the perfect instructions on that. This chicken however, was pleasantly surprising. I have to say the addition of brown sugar is definitely the most interesting flavor in the chicken. Great dish, and apparently easy to prepare and cook. Always a plus.

  4. thanks babe :) it's always nice to hear your opinion on my food, considering you're the one i'm trying to please! <3