Spicy Poultry Rub for Chicken Wings

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

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.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Mix all ingredients together in medium bowl.

  3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in a cool dry place (a cupboard will do), for up to 6 months after preparation.

  4. Enjoy!


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

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