Perfect Smoked Chicken Rub

Perfect Smoked Chicken Rub


  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika*
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, but recommended)**


  1. Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Apply to your favorite meat before cooking.


*Smoked paprika is great, if you have it on hand! Otherwise, use normal paprika.

**If you don’t like spicy foods, add just a dash of cayenne pepper instead of the amount called for.

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