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Sweet and Spicy Rub for Roasted Chicken

Spice Islands®

Sweet and Spicy Rub for Roasted Chicken


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

About 3/4 cup


2-1/2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Paprika

2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Onion Powder

2 tablespoons Spice Islands® Garlic Powder

2 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Oregano

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Sweet Basil

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Thyme

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 (4 to 5 pounds) whole roasting chicken

1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil


Preheat oven to 325ºF. 

Combine paprika, onion and garlic powder, salt, oregano, basil, thyme, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.

Combine 3 tablespoons of rub mixture with the brown sugar; set aside. Place remaining rub mixture (about 1/2 cup) in an airtight container to store for future use.

Rinse the chicken and pat dry; place in a shallow pan. Rub oil over all sides of the chicken. Distribute the rub over the chicken, generously coating  all surfaces.

Roast for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until done (juices should run clear and a meat thermometer inserted in thigh should register 180ºF).

TIP: Serve on a bed of seasoned rice. To make, add 1 teaspoon rub seasoning to the cooking water of 2 cups rice. This will yield 6 cups cooked rice.

Serving suggestions:  Use rub on ribs, pork chops, turkey breast or even grilled chicken!

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