Sweet Rub for Grilled Chicken

by | Last updated Mar 29, 2022 | recipes

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.


  • 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