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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2110mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 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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Miss Fowler User ID: 8898816 251718
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"This dry rub is fantastic! We use it on grilled tempeh and tofu, and it's stunning on sweet roasted vegetables like yams, beets, and carrots."

lbeninga User ID: 4516457 178013
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!"

neal3334 User ID: 4041669 184377
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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