Sweet Rub for Grilled Chicken or Pork

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


  • 1/4 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
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper


  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients.
    Chicken and pork Rub 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.
    Sweet Rub for Grilled Chicken or Pork
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