This Sweet Rub is perfect on everything from grilled chicken breasts to pork ribs. While being considered a sweet rub it does have a hint of spice. The recipe can easily be doubled if you are grilling up a large amount or if you want to save some for later.


Sweet Rub for Grilled Chicken or Pork

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • ¼ cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Coarse Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika hot or mild, depending on preference
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper


  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients.
  • Stir well to combine and store in an airtight container. (The spice mix will last in your cupboard for up to a month)
  • To use: Lightly pat the mixture onto your meat. You can also apply a light coating of oil or mustard (you will not taste the mustard once cooked) before you apply to the meat to help the mixture adhere.

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