Sweet and spicy rub goes good on anything! Ribs, chicken, vegetables, and more. I got tired of making this recipe every time I cooked, so I made a large jar of it. If it's too spicy, use less of it. Not spicy enough? Add more chipotle or chili powder.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk brown sugar, paprika, garlic salt, black pepper, cumin, salt, ginger, and chipotle pepper together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container.


Nutrition Facts

68 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 16.5g 5% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 2400.4mg 96% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Lee's All-Purpose Dry Rub Haiku: "Halved the recipe. Used it on two chicken breasts. It was WAY too sweet." Hovered on giving this 3 stars based on its being entirely too sweet but I knew that I would make it again due to its ease of prep (measure stir put in tupperware or rub on meat!) and having had all of the seasoning on hand; however next time I will reduce the brown sugar quite a bit. I rubbed this on two chicken breast halves which I then refrigerated for 3 hrs. Heated 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp EVOO over med-hi in cast-iron skillet browned the breasts (@ 2 min. each side) then transferred to a 350 deg. oven to finish up in 15-20 min. The rub was flavorful but like I said entirely too sweet for us; however eating the chicken sliced over a salad helped cut some of the sweetness rather than just eating the chicken as a "main." Read More