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Ed's Favorite Beer Can Chicken Rub

Rated as 4.91 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is a tribute to my Uncle who is by far one the best pit masters I have ever known. Feel free to put this on chicken, pork, or just about anything else you can think of. To cover a typical 5-pound chicken, I normally measured the spices in tablespoons. However, feel free to mix a larger batch to keep some finished product on hand. One thing's for sure, you will be the hit of the party!"
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10 m servings 8
Original recipe yields 48 servings (1 cup)


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  1. Stir brown sugar, dry mustard, granulated onion, paprika, kosher salt, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 8 calories; 0.3 1.4 0.3 0 241 Full nutrition

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What a surprise! When I found this recipe, I wasn't sure what to think, but what the heck. I had all the ingredients handy, so why not? It was really, really good! I used the whole batch on ...

Excellent combo - this makes a lot more than you need for one chicken but that is cool. It is good in soups and stews too - meat of any kind.

This is wonderful! My first experience making Beer Can Chicken I tried this rub and the family loved it. I sprinkle some inside the bird as well as rubbing it generously on the outside and the ...

Wow! Had the parents over for supper and everyone loved this, including my kids. I did a beer can chicken, and since the spice rub reminded me of Mexico, I made a Mexican rice along side with th...

I made this last night and it was super awesome. I love making beer can chicken. It's so easy, and this rub was a great compliment.

This was fantastic. I made the amount suggested and used it on the whole (6 lb.) bird. I know it seems like a lot but think about how much meat needs to get seasoned! I rubbed the rub in betwee...

Best B.C. chicken! My wife and kiddos ate that yard bird like they were never gonna eat chicken again! It was like lil chicken hawk going after Foghorn Leghorn. Its easy to have a few while your...

I tried this rub the first time last year and it has been my go to meat seasoning since. I absolutely love it! Just a note though is watch on the grill because the sugar likes to burn.

Fantastic! Good as a rub or just a seasoning!