BWW Chipotle BBQ Dry Rub Recipe

5/5 - (3 votes)

Reveal the magic behind your all-time favorite Buffalo Wild Wings Chipotle BBQ dry rub recipe. This rub is an expert blend of spices to uplift your BBQ experience. BWW BBQ rub is smoky as well as spicy which will turn your chicken wings tempting. 

Buffalo Wild Wings, an American restaurant has been serving tasty Buffalo wings and sauces since 1982. Wondering if you can make their signature BBQ dry rub yourself? Here I recreated their Chipotle BBQ seasoning with a simple but worthy recipe. So, get ready to learn the recipe and definitely you’ll thank me later.

BWW Chipotle BBQ Dry Rub Recipe

Homemade Chipotle Seasoning Ingredients:

Proper choice of ingredients is half the task in any recipe, isn’t it? You’ll be happy to know that here I used only the exact ingredients. Most of them are already in your pantry. Or you may need to do a small grocery shopping. Now let’s know the ingredients:

Chipotle Pepper: 

Chipotle Pepper, a dried jalapeno chili pepper is used mostly as seasoning. It has a unique mild spiciness and smoky flavor. Chipotle pepper is the key player in our chipotle chicken rub recipe. 2 tablespoons of ground chipotle pepper is used in the recipe.

Brown Sugar:

Brown sugar is a healthier option than refined white sugar at the same time offers an extra flavor. It is used in sauces and condiments to add the necessary sweetness. Brown sugar also has a thickening property. 2 tablespoons of brown sugar will provide enough sweetness to our recipe. 

Mustard Powder:

Mustard powder has a gentle sweet flavor and a unique pungent aroma. It is a famous ingredient for most of the BBQ rubs and sauces. 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder makes our Chipotle dry rub all spicy and tangy.

Ground Cumin:

Cumin is a must-use spice in almost all kinds of BBQ meat. It has a light sweet flavor with some heat as well as a strong savory aroma. 1 teaspoon ground cumin adds richness to our homemade chipotle seasoning. 

Kosher Salt:

Kosher salt is large and rough-grained salt made without iodine. It is used mostly in BBQ meat as it softens the meat and equally improves texture. 1 teaspoon of kosher salt is needed in our recipe.  

Garlic Powder:

Garlic powder is a popular spice used in BBQ meat to add flavor. Garlic has a pungent taste and strong aroma that complements our BBQ rub. So, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder is used in our Chipotle BBQ rub recipe.

Smoked Paprika:

Smoked paprika is used to intensify the flavors already present in any dish. Although it adds a smoky touch to the recipe, it is not very hot. 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika adds depth to our BBQ dry rub.

Black Pepper:

Our last but not the least ingredient in the list is black pepper. Whereas it is not so spicy itself, it intensifies the smokiness and heat from other ingredients. ½ teaspoon of black pepper is used here.

How To Make Chipotle Dry Seasoning:

Excited to have a blast of spices with BBWs’ appealing BBQ Dry Rub? This will make your wings and ribs so flavorful that you’ll never hunt for another recipe. So, without further delay let’s dive into the land of flavors!

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until it’s mixed well. Use dry and clean hands to even out the clumps. Use a spatula to upside down the spices in the bottom. Make sure you mix everything very well.

And that’s it. Your go-to Chipotle BBQ dry rub is all nice and ready to spice up your BBQ chicken. Also ideal for beef briskets, pork, and ribs. 

Recipe Tips And Notes:

  • Wondering how to use this rub in your BBQ? Just rub the spice mix on the BBQ meat, then you can go for barbecuing on the grill.
  • Planning to store it for further use? Put it in a dry, airtight container, preferably in a glass jar. Store in a dry and cool space protected from light, an example is your kitchen cabinet.
  • You can use a funnel to safely transfer the rub from the bowl to the glass jar.
  • Use only fresh and high-quality spices to have the ultimate taste of the rub. Always check if the aroma is intact before using a spice.
  • Another tip is if you’re additionally using brine for the BBQ, put ½ teaspoon salt in the rub instead of 1 teaspoon.
  • Brown sugar tends to retain moisture, so the rub will be useable for 2-3 months until the sugar dampens the seasoning.
  • A big No to refrigerating and freezing as moisture worsens both the flavor and longevity.
BWW Chipotle BBQ Dry Rub Recipe

BWW Chipotle BBQ Dry Rub Recipe

Prepare your favorite BBW Chipotle BBQ Dry Rub yourself with this effortless recipe. Have a wonderful BBQ experience with these sweet and smoky flavors.
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings7 People
AuthorSpice to Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons ground chipotle pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl
  • Whisk until everything is finely mixed
  • Even out the clumps if any
  • Rub directly on your raw BBQ meat
  • Store In an airtight jar for later use


Calories: 25kcal | Fat: 1g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 12g


Made from a mix of spices and seasonings, this BWW Chipotle BBQ dry rub guarantees to convert your homemade BBQ into an extraordinarily flavorful delight. The recipe is so simple, containing only one step yet so complex in taste. It’s a recipe anyone can make without effort.

Are you excited to give it a try? Go for it. Bring magic into your BBQ!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top