By Mike Thayer
It's Memorial Day Weekend, the official kickoff of grilling season in Iowa!
Let's kick things off with a recipe with a kick! It's a great recipe rub for chicken.
Mike's Spicy Chicken Rub
1 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried coriander
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
This is a great dry rub with a little influence from Turkey. Apply it to your favorite cut of chicken for grilling. I usually put it on about four hours prior to firing things up.
Grilling tip: Take your meat out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to grilling, it will cook more evenly and have better flavor.