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Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Spice Rub

Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Spice Rub

This recipe for Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Spice Rub is sure to please even the spiciest person you know and love. We all have one, don’t we? No matter what you make, they want to add just a little heat to it. So why not just start them off with the heat in this spicy chicken rub and all they’ll be looking for is a glass of water. And maybe a break from the heat. Or a creamy cool dip to quench the spice.

Low Carb Recipe for Spice Lovers

This Buffalo Chicken Spice Rub recipe came about because my husband is always reaching for sriracha or buffalo sauce to sprinkle on his food. Even though the carb load in those is negligible, I thought a change up of the standard low carb grilled chicken would be delightful. It certainly was!  I wanted to knock his socks off with a “just for him” dinner, and this recipe delivered. For the kids I made a mild barbecue chicken because this is not child approved, my hands were even tingling after dipping and rolling the chicken in it.

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Give Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Spice Rub as a gift or take it to a food swap!

I think if you scaled up the recipe it would make an excellent gift for that spicy person in your life. Just go to the printable recipe box below and click the up arrow on the servings and it will auto calculate the ingredients. Mix it, sift it, pour it in a jar, tag it and you have the perfect present for anyone who loves heat. Oh, or if you attend a food swap, this would be a welcome addition to any swap. Shhhhh it’s what I’m going to make next week for Palmer Food Swap. Or is it??

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Yield: spice rub for 2 pounds of chicken

Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Spice Rub

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Flaming Hot Buffalo Chicken Spice Rub is seriously hot. The spice rub relies on several different dried ground peppers to give it depth of flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon tomato powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. sift together all ingredients
  2. to use: preheat oven to 350˚
  3. dip 2 pounds bone-in chicken pieces in 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  4. rolled in spice mix
  5. lay on a baking sheet or on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet
  6. drizzle any remaining butter over the chicken
  7. bake at 350˚ for 45 minutes or until cooked through

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