Rub it Right - HIP Recipes, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

The sun gets low in the sky, the warm breeze floats between your car windows as you pull into your driveway. It’s as though the whole neighborhood is having a barbecue and forgot to invite you. It’s starting to smell a lot like grilling season out there. Make sure you’re prepared with seasoning and spices to kick off a summer of barbecue. Sometimes the only thing standing between a good grill session and a great one is a little love from a rub.  Here are a few rubs and seasonings you can make ahead of time. All HIP recipes can be found at our favorite clean eating recipe site, the Gracious Pantry.

Clean Eating Middle Eastern Style BBQ Chicken Rub

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

Directions:

  1. Blend all spices in a small mixing bowl.
  2. To make your chicken, simply place the raw chicken, some oil and this spice in a bag and shake to coat evenly. Then place on your barbecue to cook.

Note: This entire recipe was enough to coat 8 large chicken breasts.

Clean Eating BBQ Tarragon & Garlic Chicken Rub

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dried tarragon
  • Freshly grated zest of 1 lemon (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend all spices together and rub onto chicken. Bake or bbq as usual.

Clean Eating Anytime BBQ Chicken Rub

(Makes enough to cover approximately 5 large chicken breasts.)

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons coriander
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Using raw chicken breasts that have been patted dry, rub the mixture into the chicken breasts until they are well coated. Put on a plate, cover with plastic and allow to sit overnight.
  3. When ready, barbecue as usual. (No oil!)

Clean Eating All Purpose Beef Rub

(Makes enough for 2 pounds of beef)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions:

  1. Mix well and rub onto steak. Allow steak to sit for an hour, covered in the fridge, then grill.