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5 Great Australian Dry Rubs for Chicken

As an Aussie, you know there's nothing quite like a good BBQ. The sun's out, mates gathered, and the smell of barbecuing chicken wafting through the air. What could make it better? The answer lies in the secret to finger-licking good chicken: dry rubs. Here, we introduce five amazing Australian-made dry rubs - actually four Australian and one from New Zealand!

The Art of Dry Rubs

Dry Rubs versus Marinades

While marinades bathe chicken in a liquid mix, dry rubs provide a tantalising blend of spices applied directly to the chicken's surface. This not only imbues it with bold flavours but also creates a mouth-watering crust that locks in juices.

Why Choose Dry Rubs

Besides their simplicity, dry rubs penetrate deep into the chicken, delivering robust flavours that truly pop. Whether you're grilling chicken wings, thighs, breasts, or drumsticks, these rubs form a deliciously crispy exterior that seals in juices and flavours.

Four Monkeys BBQ "Chicken Rub"

Four Monkeys BBQ Chicken Rub Dry rub for Chicken

About the Product

Four Monkeys BBQ Chicken Rub offers an exquisite balance of spices, enveloping your chicken in a flavourful crust that's hard to resist.

Flavour Profile and Pairings

This rub balances sweetness and saltiness, with a hint of smokiness. Exceptional on all parts of the chicken, its true potential shines on wings and thighs.

The Four Saucemen "The Chicken Rub"

About the Product

The Chicken Rub by The Four Saucemen is a flavour sensation. Its tangy, sweet, and spicy blend will transform your BBQ chicken into a lip-smacking treat.

Flavour Profile and Pairings

This rub introduces a perfect marriage of sweet heat, making it ideal for chicken breasts or drumsticks. It guarantees a truly delightful flavour experience.

Bulldozer BBQ "Bird Brain"

About the Product

Crafted specifically for chicken, Bird Brain by Bulldozer BBQ combines a unique array of spices for a flavour palette that is tangy, slightly sweet, and utterly delectable.

Flavour Profile and Pairings

The rub introduces a subtle sweetness paired with a gentle spice that beautifully complements chicken's natural flavours. Its impact is most significant when used on chicken wings and thighs.

Atomic Chicken "Charcoal Chicken"

Atomic Chicken Charcoal Chicken Rub Australia

About the Product

Atomic Chicken's Charcoal Chicken rub echoes the deep, smoky essence of charcoal grilling, irrespective of your cooking method. A standout among Australian BBQ rubs, it delivers a flavour that's unforgettable.

Flavour Profile and Pairings

This rub imparts a profound, smoky taste tempered with a hint of tanginess. Use it on chicken breasts or drumsticks for an irresistible charcoal-grilled flavour.

Big Red Brand "Crack Seasoning"

Big Red Crack Seasoning

About the Product

Big Red Brand’s Crack Seasoning is a versatile dry rub that works wonders on chicken. Its balanced blend of sweet, spicy, and savoury elements creates a complex flavour profile that enhances the natural taste of chicken.

Flavour Profile and Pairings

Expect a savoury and subtly sweet blend of flavours that forms a delightful crust when used on chicken wings or thighs. It's so delicious, you might just find it habit-forming.


Whether you're grilling chicken breasts, wings, drumsticks, or thighs, these Australian-made BBQ rubs will inject a unique flair into your BBQ experience. They're a surefire way to impress at your next BBQ gathering. So why not treat your taste buds and give them a whirl?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use these rubs on other types of meat?

A: Absolutely! While these rubs are designed for chicken, they can enhance the flavour of other meats too.

Q: Can I mix these rubs together?

A: Yes, you can experiment with mixing the rubs to create a unique flavour combination.

Q: Do these rubs contain any allergens?

A: For specific ingredient and allergen information, please refer to the product packaging or the manufacturer's website.

Q: How should I store the rubs after opening?

A: Store the rubs in a cool, dry place after opening to maintain their freshness and flavour.

Q: How long will the rubs last after opening?

A: For optimal flavour, it's best to use the rubs within the timeframe suggested on the product packaging.

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