Zesty Chicken Rub

Braeburn chef Brian Bistrong's poultry rub mixes four simple ingredients that take mere minutes to prep. Rub it all over your whole chicken (or even simple breasts) - the result is a moist bird brimming with phenomenal flavor.

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Serves: Depends on size of chicken
Makes: 1/4 cup (enough for 3 1/2- to 4 1/2-lb chicken).


  • 1 lemon, quartered and seeded
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


In a food processor, combine lemon, garlic, rosemary and oil with about 2 tbsp water. Purée ingredients into a fine paste.

Nutrients per 1-tbsp serving: Calories: 79, Total Fat: 7 g, Sat. Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Carbs: 2 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 0.5 g, Protein: 0.25 g, Sodium: 0.5 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

Tip: You can also try using Bistrong’s chicken rub on fish or steak. It can be stored, covered, for a few days in the fridge, ready to add flavor (sans butter) to dishes that need a boost.

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