Spicy Poultry Rub: Try It On Your Chicken Wings!

Spices for spicy poultry rub
Claire Cohen
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (12 servings)
Ratings (10)

This is a great all-purpose poultry rub. It works well on grilled chicken wings or even deep fried turkey. Use Hungarian paprika, if you can find it because it has a much richer, sweeter flavor. While this rub is meant to be spicy, feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your taste.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup/180 mL paprika (Hungarian if you have it)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL celery salt
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL mustard (dry)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL cayenne pepper (use less if preferred)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL lemon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients together in medium bowl.
  2. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in a cool dry place (a cupboard will do), for up to 6 months after preparation.

To use, simply apply liberally onto poultry. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes and grill, smoke or bake as directed.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 46
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2,780 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 3 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.)