Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

Blackened Rub

Smoked Chicken with Blackened Rub

There are so many spices and grilling rubs available pre-mixed but why not try making your own? It is such an easy thing to mix a bowl of seasoning to grill chicken, steak, burgers, ribs, fish or pork chops. A friend of mine introduced me to home made rubs and sauces when I was in my early twenties. I have learned to tweak the recipes I find, adding more hot spice or sweetness if I find it needs something more. Try it out and taste it. Change it if there is anything you don’t like. I tried several recipes before settling on this one. This Blackened Seasoning Rub is great on everything! These bone in Chicken Breasts are smoked with the rub applied generously. The sugar and oregano are what cause the “blackening”. Let me know if you like it in the comments!

Blackened Seasoning Rub


  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 4 tsp. Thyme
  • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Lawry’s Garlic Salt
  • 1 TBSP. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 3/4 tsp. ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Nutmeg

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mixing until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle on your choice of meat and prepare as desired. Store in an airtight container.

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