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Brown Sugar Chili Dry Rub

Brown sugar chili dry rub is amazing on salmon or chicken, as seasoning on potatoes or vegetables, or on roasted chickpeas! Gluten-free, paleo friendly, and ready in 5 minutes or less!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 6
Calories: 15kcal


  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Stir together all ingredients and store in an airtight container for up to a year.

To use the rub

  • Brush chicken, salmon or pork with a thin coating of olive oil.
  • Sprinkle generously with the rub, then use your hands to massage it all over. This helps the rub stick properly to the surface.
  • Cook- dry rubs are good on the grill, in the air fryer, in the oven, or in a skillet. Depending on what you are cooking, you’ll need to adjust the time and temperature accordingly.



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Store in an air tight container for up to a year. 
Makes a great gift!


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 328mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g