Barbecue Chicken Rub

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time:
Serves: 4

It will be hard to resist the savoury aroma that hits your nose when you use this spice rub. As it cooks, the brown sugar caramelizes on the chicken to create a crackly skin, and the spices toast to create an irresistible flavour.


1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp (30 mL) chili powder
2 tbsp (30 mL) paprika
1 tbsp (15 mL) cumin, ground
1 tsp (5 mL) cayenne pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) garlic powder
1 tbsp (15 mL) mustard powder
2 tsp (10 mL) salt
1 tsp (5 mL) pepper


1 Mix all ingredients.
2 Store in an airtight container until needed.
3 Coat chicken generously with rub and roast or grill.