Sweet Dry Rub Recipe for Pork & Chicken From a Competition Cooker by Donna John

3 months ago

Sweet Dry Rub Recipe for Pork & Chicken From a Competition Cooker

My husband competes in barbecue cookoffs in Texas. He also enjoys smoking briskets, pork butts, beef and pork ribs, and chicken at home often (check out one of his smoked pork butt recipes). He's often experimenting with sauces, rubs, marinades and spritzes for the meats he cooks. This is the latest dry rub that he used on pork ribs. It's a sweet and slightly spicy dry blend that adds so much flavor to pork and chicken.

To make this quick and easy dry meat rub recipe you will need to hit the pantry and your spice rack. Here is what you will need to whip up a batch of this spice blend for chicken and pork: dark brown sugar, sea salt, cracked black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard and ground cayenne pepper. The ingredients are simply whisked together. It's now ready to be rubbed into any meat you want to add flavor to.

Use this dry spice rub on whole chickens, pork butts, pork chops, pork ribs or pork tenderloin.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12


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Recipe Notes

  • I cracked fresh black peppercorns to make this recipe. The flavor of freshly cracked black pepper is more intense than pre-ground pepper.
  • Store the spice rub in an airtight container or spice jar.
  • Don't think you need to have a barbecue grill or smoker to use this recipe. Use it for meats you cook in the oven or even in a skillet.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk to combine.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 29

Total Fat: 0.4g

Saturated Fat: 0.1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 42mg

Total Carbohydrate: 6.8g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 5g

Protein: 0.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 11mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 70mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, I love the savory combination of flavors in this rub. Mouth watering!

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