A salt free smoky barbecue chicken rub that has a slight spiciness to it. This is the rub I will usually use when I am grilling, or smoking chicken.
The chipotle powder, and smoke paprika bring a bit of smokiness to the chicken. The smokiness is enhanced when it is either smoked or grilled. The cayenne powder, and the chipotle powder add a bit of spiciness to the rub. You can be adjust the spiciness to your own tastes.
In recipes where I want to add salt to the rub, I will add four parts of this rub to one part kosher salt. I do this in recipes where I do not brine the chicken. If I have brined the chicken, then I will use this rub directly without adding any salt.
This rub doesn’t use any sugars that are usually found in off the shelf rubs, so this chicken rub is keto, or low carb diet friendly.