Paprika Dry Rub Recipe
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Paprika Dry Rub Recipe

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A friend gave me the recipe for this delicious dry rub. I love the tongue-tingling punch it gives poultry. —Jackie Kohn, Duluth, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 30 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2110mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), trace protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Use as a rub for turkey or chicken. Yield: about 1-3/4 cups.
Originally published as Paprika Dry Rub in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p57

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"I made something similar to this and it was bitter kind of, now I see what I was missing...the sugar!"

Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"Great on grilled chicken and pork. Made a batch with my preschool boys. They loved measuring and stirring."

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