Cajun Turkey Seasoning Rub

Carjun Turkey Seasoning ingredients
Claire Cohen
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Makes: 3/4 cup (serves 6)
Ratings (31)

This is a great basic Turkey rub with enough heat to make it interesting. You can use this rub on all poultry, no matter how you prepare it. So give this one a try next time you grill or smoke a holiday turkey. This will become one of your favorite go to rub recipes.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup/60 mL salt
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL paprika (not smoked)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL ground oregano
  • 1 tablespoons/15 mL garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL cayenne pepper (adjust to your liking)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried thyme

How to Make It

  1. Mix ingredients together and rub over the entire surface of the turkey, inside and out. Do your best to work the rub in under the skin. Let seasoning mixture sit on turkey, covered and refrigerated for 1-2 hours.
  2. If making ahead of time, store in an air tight container and house in cupboard for up to 6 months.  


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 17
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4,719 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)