BBQ Dry Rub

BBQ dry rub is full of that flavor you love and it’s so easy to whip up!chicken bbq dry rub served with roasted green beans and potatoes.

In theory, I’m a big fan of marinading meat before grilling it. (Real quick…is it marinading or marinating?)

I mean, it’s simple, right? You mix together yummy things, you put them in a bag, you add the meat to the bag, you squish it all around and then put it in the fridge for the day.

At dinner time you grab the meat out of the bag and pop it on the grill.

In practice, I kind of suck at marinading things. I’m not a very good planner. Or, rather, I plan things, I just forget to follow through.

BBQ dry rub is a good cheat for when I want to switch it up every now and then.

That’s when I bust out the dry rub. It’s such a simple way to add a ton of flavor to otherwise boring meat. This time I went with a barbecue rub (the same one I use on these slow cooked barbecue beef sandwiches) and I had dinner done in about 20 minutes. Easy peasy chicken squeezy.

This would be good on chicken or pork. You could also try it on steak, but I think people who add barbecue flavor to steak are kinda weird. You don’t want to be weird, do you?

BBQ dry rub on the grill


Barbecue Dry Rub

Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipes, grilling recipes, summer recipes
Calories: 29 kcal

This BBQ dry rub works well on chicken, pork, and beef. Store it tightly covered in spice cabinet to keep on hand whenever you need it.


  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder optional


  1. Combine everything in a small bowl and stir well. 

  2. Store tightly covered in a container.

  3. Apply liberally to pork, chicken, and beef before grilling.

Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Dry Rub
Amount Per Serving
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1320mg57%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 985IU20%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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