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Paprika Dry Rub

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
    about 1-3/4 cups


  • 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


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

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  • knkmiller
    Dec 3, 2017

    I made this as a Christmas gift for my hair stylist last year, and her husband asked her to request it as a gift again this year! They used it on everything -- pork, chicken and beef. About the only thing they did not use it on was venison, but my daughter and I are making a couple batches this year for family who enjoy venison as well.

  • Miss Fowler
    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
    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
    May 9, 2013

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