Dry Rub Spice Mix for Oven or BBQ Recipe

Closeup on a rich colorful spice rub
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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 1 cup
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This is an excellent dry rub recipe to keep on hand to shorten your preparation time for chicken, ribs, and pork roast. You will need about 1/4 cup of the dry rub spice mix to cover a 4 to 6 pound whole chicken, so this would be good for about 4 uses. It is great on barbecued, grilled, or oven-roasted , , , ribs, and .

What You'll Need

  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted ground cumin (or traditional ground cumin)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

How to Make It

Whisk together brown sugar, paprika, onion powder, thyme, salt, garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper until well-mixed, breaking up any clumps.

Store in a cool, dark place in an airtight container. Use as a seasoning on barbecued, grilled, or roasted chicken, poultry, pork, ribs, and spareribs.