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Roti Chicken Dry Rub {Mediterranean}

Make Your Favoriate Roti Chicken Quick & Easy

by Shirley
Roti Chicken Dry Rub Recipe

I became a fan of Roti Restaurant’s Mediterranean chicken which inspired me to develop this Homemade Chicken Rub. With this chicken dry rub at hand, you can make a deliciously healthy Roti Chicken Copycat anytime you want.

roti chicken dry rub {mediterranean style}

Just sprinkle this chicken dry rub over the chicken thigh, and then either grill, broil or braise to make a yummy Roti Chicken.

Mediterranean Chicken Roti Copycat

How to make Mediterranean Chicken Dry Rub?

Tip No.1 is to gather and prepare all the spices

Roti Chicken is full of flavor, which comes from a blend of over 10 delicious spices. The predominant flavor is from cumin seeds. I highly recommend you get the fresh organic cumin seeds and then grind them fresh into powder using a spice grinder.

The freshly ground cumin seeds powder has such a refreshing, stronger, and tastier flavor.

Homemade Roti Chicken Dry Rub Ingredients

Other than cumin, you will also need paprika, black pepper, oregano, coriander seeds, star anise, ginger, garlic powder, and green cardamom.

Spices such as paprika, ginger, and garlic make sense to get the powder directly. For black pepper, coriander seeds, star anise, and green cardamom, I usually get the organic whole seeds and then grind them into powder at home.

Grind fennel seeds for Chai Spice Mix

The ratio of the spices is important, which determines the flavor and taste.

Out of the 11 spices, I can generally group them into 5 tiers based on the volume used in this recipe. You will need cumin seeds the most, followed by paprika. Tier 3 level spices include black pepper and dried oregano.

Next, tier 4 level species are coriander seeds and sugar. Last but not least, tier 5 level spices include star anise, green cardamom, ginger, and garlic powder.

Tip No.2 is to blend the spice mix and salt

Himalayan pink salt is my favorite salt. For every 1 tbsp chicken dry rub spice mix, use 1/2 tsp salt and then whisk to blend.

Roti Chicken Dry Rub Recipe

How to use Roti Chicken Dry Rub?

Store this chicken dry rub in this 4-oz glass spice jar. When it is time for cooking roti chicken, just generously sprinkle this dry rub over cleaned chicken thighs or drumsticks.

apply homemade Roti Chicken Dry Rub on chicken thighs

In terms of cooking methods, you can either grill, broil, or braise.

Roti Chicken Copycat
Roti Chicken Dry Rub Recipe

Roti Chicken Copycat Dry Rub Recipe

Yield: 3.5 TBSP chicken dry rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Roti Chicken Dry Rub is healthily tasty and easy to blend. With this chicken dry rub at hand, you can cook Roti Chicken Copycat anytime you want.


  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds powder, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds powder, freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp cane sugar, organic unrefined preferred
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chili pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp anise powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder, freshly ground
  • 2 tsp Himalayan pink salt


  • Measure & gather all the spices first. For black pepper, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and green cardamom, I usually get the organic whole seeds and then use a spice grinder and grind them into powder.
    Homemade Roti Chicken Dry Rub Ingredients
  • Add all the spices into a small bowl, along with 2 tsp salt. Whisk to blend.
    Roti Chicken Copycat Dry Rub Recipe
  • All done! Store this Roti Chicken Dry Rub in a 4-oz glass spice jar and use it to cook a delicious healthy Roti Chicken anytime you want. Roti Chicken Copycat in the pan


  • This recipe yields about 3.5 tbsp Roti Chicken Dry Rub, which can cook about 5 lb of chicken. Sprinkle this chicken rub over chicken generously on both sides and cook. Each 1.5 lb of chicken uses approximately 1 tbsp dry rub.

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 6Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 234mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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