It’s easy to enhance the flavor of grilled chicken or pork with this Dry Rub Spice Mix! Make enough mix to season meat for several BBQ’s, in under 5 minutes!
It's easy to enhance the flavor of grilled chicken or pork with this Dry Rub Spice Mix! Make enough mix to season meat for several BBQ's, in under 5 minutes!

I enjoy finding new seasoning mixes to use in different recipes to enhance flavors.  I’ve shared posts in the past for Homemade Cajun Seasoning, Grilled Chicken Sauce, Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix, and Herb Butter for Steaks, so when I found this recipe for a dry rub spice mix online (for grilled chicken or pork), I knew I had to try it!

Start by making the dry spice rub. EASY! Place the dry rub spices in a medium sized bowl. Stir well, to fully combine ingredients.

I cut the recipe in half, and even after cutting it in half, it made enough dry rub spice mix to season a pork loin roast, and a few whole chickens.

Spices used to make dry rub spice mix measured into bowl before mixing.

Dry rub spice mix for chicken and pork ready to season meat!

Cover all sides of a whole chicken with the dry spice rub, lightly rubbing it onto the surface of the meat. The slight moisture of the meat will help the spices stick!

Sprinkle some of the spice mix into the cavity of the chicken.  When done, set seasoned chicken aside until ready to cook in a smoker or on the grill.

Here is a photo of a whole chicken with the rub on it. We cooked two chickens this time, on our Traeger grill; they both turned out perfect, with a great added flavor from the spices!

Whole chicken with dry rub spice mix applied to skin.Whole chicken with dry rub spice mix, after roasting on Traeger grill.

Here are a couple photos from when we used this spice rub on a pork loin roast! We covered all sides of the roast with the spice rub, smoked the pork, then roasted it, long and slow on our Traeger grill.

We then shredded about half of the meat, added BBQ sauce, and made incredible tasting BBQ pulled pork sandwiches!

Pork loin roast with dry rub spice mix applied to surface of meat.

Pork loin roast with dry rub spice mix, after roasting on grill

I hope you will enjoy this quick and easy to prepare dry rub mix… if you store it in an airtight container, you will have it handy, and ready to use to enhance the flavor of your next grilled chicken or pork dish!

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Recipe Adapted From: https://www.tastesoflizzyt.com/pulled-pork-rub/

Dry Rub Spice Mix (for chicken and pork)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
It's easy to enhance the flavor of grilled chicken or pork with this Dry Rub Spice Mix! Make enough mix to season meat for several BBQ's, in under 5 minutes!
Category: Spices
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dry rub spice mix
Servings: 8 (1/4 cup servings)
Calories Per Serving: 72 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all spice rub ingredients. Stir to mix, until all ingredients are fully combined.

  2. When ready to use, sprinkle rub on chicken or pork, and pat it down to adhere to surface of meat. Smoke or grill meat until done. Enjoy!

Store unused spice rub mix in an airtight container until next use.
    Recipe Notes

    As written, dry rub recipe makes almost 2 cups. I cut the recipe for the dry rub in half. The quantities are easy to cut in half (except for the 1/3 cup of dark brown sugar. If cutting brown sugar in half, use 2 Tablespoons PLUS 2 teaspoons brown sugar). If halved, you'll end up with about 1 cup of spice rub, which is enough for 3 pork roasts or chickens (about 3 pounds each). Each roast or whole chicken will need approx. 1/3 cup of the rub to cover. Store leftover spice mix in airtight sealed container.

    Nutrition Facts
    Dry Rub Spice Mix (for chicken and pork)
    Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
    Calories 72 Calories from Fat 9
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 1g2%
    Sodium 3546mg154%
    Potassium 235mg7%
    Carbohydrates 15g5%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 3600IU72%
    Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
    Calcium 48mg5%
    Iron 2.4mg13%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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