Add that popular smoky chipotle taste to your cooking today with this easy chipotle dry rub.
This is another of my “breakout” rub recipes. The next post will be my wife’s favorite salad, a southwest chipotle chicken salad and I needed a rub for the chicken with a little heat but not much. I publish recipes like this so I can refer other recipes back to them.
So what is Chipotle? Simply a smoke-dried jalapeño. So it adds some smokey heat. Jalapeno is not the hottest of peppers, so the heat is tolerable for most of us gringos. While many recipes will call for canned chipotle, I tend to use dried since I frequently can not find the cans.
While I used this on a baked chicken, it would be good for almost any meat. If used on a grilling recipe, I would add a tablespoon of brown sugar. I like a little char on my grilled meat.
A very nice rub. A high 4 to low 5. I really like the taste, so I went with the five.
Notes: Chipotle pepper grind is not the same as chipotle chili powder. While the chipotle pepper grind is just dried chipotle peppers, the chipotle chili powder can be like other chili powders with multiple other ingredients. Read the ingredients.
Various brands will be call by other similar but not the same names. Chipotle pepper grind is the Penzeys name.
And as an interesting note. During research, I found several chipotle recipes that had no chipotle of any type… very interesting…
Chipotle Dry Rub
- 2 teaspoons chipotle pepper ground
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Mix well
Various brands will be call by other similar but not the same names. Chipotle pepper grind is the Penzeys name. If I were using this on a grilling recipe, I would add one tablespoon brown sugar. I like a little char on my grilled meat.
Nutrition is generally for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.
All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.