Chef Paul's Chikky Rub

Chef Paul's Chikky Rub
Claire Cohen
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 3/4 cup (1-3 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
94 Calories
1g Fat
23g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: about 3/4 cup (1-3 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4694mg 204%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 1g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chef Paul Kirk, the celebrated 'Baron of Barbecue' from Kansas City, created this all-purpose rub, loaded with herbs, spices and flavor. This BBQ rub has a sweet component, but remember to keep the cooking temperature relatively low so that the sugar doesn't burn.


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon​ cayenne pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.

  2. Keep in a cool, dark place. This rub will remain good for up to 6 months.

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