Dry Spice Rub Recipes for BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steaks, Pork, and Fish

Discover mouthwatering dry spice rub recipes to take your BBQ chicken, ribs, steaks, pork, and fish to the next level. Elevate your grilling game with our hand-picked collection of savory, smoky, sweet, and spicy rubs. Impress your guests at your next BBQ with our easy-to-follow recipes.

These BBQ spice rubs can make the difference in how successful you are in making a memorable meal.

BBQ Chicken Spice Rubs: A rub for all poultry

If you're a poultry lover, there's nothing quite like a good chicken spice rub to take your meal to the next level. From BBQ spice rubs to chicken wing spice rubs, and everything in between, we have a rub to fit any dish. Looking to add a little heat to your chicken? Our Chipotle spice rub is the perfect blend of smoky and spicy. And for those looking to switch things up, our turkey spice rub will give your bird a bold and flavorful twist. Whether you're cooking up chicken drumsticks, wings, or a full turkey, our collection of chicken spice rubs has got you covered. Try our chicken wing spice rub recipe for a crowd-pleasing appetizer, or our turkey spice rub recipe for a mouthwatering holiday dinner. Try these on any protein that had feathers.

Pork Rib Rubs & Beef Rib Rub: What's the difference?

When it comes to grilling ribs, the right rib spice rub can make all the difference in flavor. But with so many options available, it can be challenging to know which one to choose. Pork rib spice rubs and beef rib spice rubs differ in their ingredients, cooking time, and flavor profiles. Our best rib spice rub recipe for pork ribs typically includes ingredients like brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, and cumin, while beef rib spice rubs often use ingredients such as chili powder, black pepper, and coriander for a bolder flavor. Whether you prefer sweet and smoky flavors or a spicy kick, our bbq rib spice rub collection offers the perfect blend to elevate your grilling game.

The Best Steak Rub Recipes

If you're looking to take your steak game to the next level, then look no further than our collection of the best steak rub recipes. Our mouth-watering steak spice rubs are sure to impress your guests at your next dinner party or BBQ. Indulge in the classic flavors of our Montreal steak spice rub, which blends peppercorns, garlic, and mustard to create a bold and flavorful seasoning. Or, try our New York steak spice rub, which combines a unique blend of herbs and spices to create a more delicate and nuanced taste. Whatever your preference, Zazz's collection of steak rub recipes has the perfect blend of flavors to make your next steak dinner a rare one. (Or medium-rare if you prefer.)

A Little Jolt Rub

Recipe source: Saveur (Summer 2016) makes 3/4 cup and can be kept in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

All Purpose Barbecue Rub

A very simple rub with ingredients that I always have on hand. Recipe originated on About.com.

Aromatic Rub

This is a rub recipe from Chuck Hughes, a French Canadian chef. I have used it on chicken, beef, pork and fish. He recommends that you rub the meat all over, top with BBQ sauce and slow roast (braise) covered. For the fish, I just coat it and bake or BBQ.

Coffee Rub

Delicious with beef, pork, chicken....you name it. I gently massage olive oil onto the chosen meat and then sprinkle all the rub onto all sides of the meat and let it marinade for a while.

Coffee Rub

Recipe source: Saveur (Summer 2016) Makes 2/3 cup and can be stored in an airtight container for 3 months -- a gift idea?

Custer's Old Fashioned Turkey Rub

Source: SHADOWS. This rub combines everything you need for a delicious turkey. Remember when rubbing poultry you want to get it under the skin. Skin blocks flavor, and while you might get some tasty skin it won't help the meat any. This rub is also good on any poultry. Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 5 mins Yield: 1 14 - 20 lb turkey First published on the web : November 15, 2007

Dry Rub For Fish

This is my husband's recipe. It's also good on chicken.

Dry Rub For Steaks

Nice rub for steaks and quick too. I use this rub all the time. A little sweet and hot at the same time. Yummy. Cooking time is for the steak to marinate in the rub.

Dry Rub Rib Mix

From the first making at one of our family gatherings this had all the family begging the recipe, have to love when family shares. Most of my family love having the rub generously applied and without sauce, me a lighter shaking rubbed in and finishing with a homemade barbecue sauce or slathered with Sweet Baby Rae. Posting to have the recipe at my fingertips come summer cookout time ... or when...

Dry Rub for Pork

We love this rub. Great on pork chops and roasts. We usually grill this recipe, but I know it would work great in the oven on a roast or crockpot and it would work just fine for pan fried chops.

Garlic Steak Rub

A KC favorite! This is not a marinade it’s to be rubbed on grilled or skillet steaks the last few minutes of cooking time, amounts listed is enough for four steaks

Holiday Spice Rub for Poultry

A fragrant rub for the holidays. Use as a dry rub with poultry. Makes about 1/3 cup.

North African Dry Rub

A spicy dry rub that is great on grilled chicken. Rub onto the chicken ( I use a whole chicken on a spit, or split chickens cooked on indirect heat on the grill) and cook using your favorite method. Can be put on chicken up to 6 hours ahead of cooking time, and refrigerated. Drizzle with some olive oil before grilling, if desired.

Paprika Spice Rub

Good on chicken or pork. Adjust amount of salt to your tastes. Makes 1 cup.

Smokey BarBQue Rub

Don't have a smoker or not enough time to smoke your entree'? Those rubs in the small tins are wonderful and all the flavors just work together, but they're pricey. Try this cost effective method on salmon, beef, pork or chicken.

South West Rub

A great rub I found in a Weber Grilling Cookbook. This is great on chicken and pork.

Southwest Sweet & Spicy Rub

I have only used this on chicken. But you might want to try it on other meats. It is delicious with a squeeze of fresh lime.

Spice Rub For Chicken Or Pork

This is a rub I use often when BBQueing or smoking chicken or pork. This is enough for 5 pounds of meat.

Spice Rub for Pork or Chicken

I make a big batch of this and keep it on hand for quick prep. This combination f spices and herbs work really well together and has a lovely mild smoke flavour to it. Rub it into all the crevices of the meat and let it sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before cooking the meat, this allows the spices and herbs to permeate the meat. This recipe makes enough rub for 10 pounds of meat.

Sweet & Spicy Dry Paprika Rub for Chicken

A great rub for poultry, there's enough for up to 8 pounds of chicken

Universal Spice Rub

I tried this recipe a couple of years ago and have been keeping this on hand all the time since then. It was in the July 2012 copy of Canadian Living magazine. Keep this simple all-purpose rub on hand for a last minute flavour boost. You can rub it onto ribs, brisket, steak, chicken, fish and seafood before putting them on the BBQ.

Best Creole/Cajun Seasoning Mix

I have searched for the longest time to find the best seasoning blend and this is it! This makes amount of seasoning just store in a tightly-sealed glass jar in the refrigerator to use in ground beef recipes, soups, or stews, homemade pasta sauce recipes, or use it to season roasts, chickens, pork, beef, I use it on just about everything, for more heat increase the cayenne, servings is only...

Montreal Steak Spice

This is a great steak spice combo that was created in a deli in Montreal, thus the name.