Who is ready for BBQ season!?  We sure are!  In true PNW fashion, we still grill when it’s raining outside, and even in a windstorm, but it’s a heck of a lot more pleasant to grill in the sunshine.  One very windy morning this last winter, we lost power in the middle of cooking breakfast.  I was NOT going to let good bacon go to waste!  So, I fired up the BBQ and finished cooking breakfast on the grill.  I managed to keep the leaves from flying into the skillet and I didn’t blow away.  Winning! 
Here’s a simple, smoky flavored rub that we love to have on hand.  Use on your favorite cut of chicken (we prefer skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs!) the next time you grill.
Keep any extra you have in a glass jar to save for later.

Smokin' Chicken Rub

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Staples
Author: Suzie Bauer


  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Ta-Da! Done.


Sprinkle as much as you like over chicken before grilling.

Have you started grilling this season?