Saturday, August 23, 2008

Do do that voodoo

It's amazing what a rub can do. It's magic how it turns a basic boring chicken into something all together completely. Even when the rub is made of simple dried herbs, it's a quick and easy way to flavor your dinner. I like to use the same herbs to season my veggies I serve with the chicken - kinda like doubling my flavor, and doubling my fun.

I first used this rub for a pork roast, but I love it on chicken too. It's the thyme that does it. Thyme on chicken, thyme on potatoes, and with a nice light salad, this one really is a quick dinner...well as quick as it takes to bake your chicken, but that baking time is a great time to cook the potatoes. I'm all about multi-tasking.

Tuscan Rub
3 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp dried basil
1 1/2 tsp ground thyme

Combine all ingredients and pat on chicken.
Sprinkle over potatoes before cooking.


  1. Looks absolutely delicious! I love thyme and chicken together!

  2. I love how you always present your food so prettily on a plate :) We usually just slab 'em on and eat.

  3. I am totally with you on the power of a good rub. I am also with you about thyme. It is a totally underappreciated and fabulous herb. And it actually stays alive year round, lol, making it extra special as far as I am concerned. :)

  4. that sounds pretty simple. i'm always looking for a new way to make chicken less boring, so this'll probably make its way to our table sometime this week. thanks!

  5. I'm going to try a new rub on some chicken the next time I make it.

  6. only thing better than chicken and taters is steak and taters ;)