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Dirty Dozen Smoky Sweet Rub is a delicious sweet, smoky, and herbaceous rub that works especially well on pork and chicken. While it is a Chicken and Pork Rub for BBQ, Grilled or Roasted meats it will work on anything where you want to add a sweet smokiness without a lot of salt, pepper and spice. Using Chicken Bouillon Powder will add a little Umami, leave it out if you are not an MSG fan.

Use the Smoky Sweet Rub on grilled chicken, bacon wrapped pork or to add a little sweetness and smokiness to pork ribs especially when grilled on a gas grill.

To make this super easy I use tablespoons and teaspoons to measure, it uses all dry ingredients so it is safe to store for months in a cool dry place the same way as you store your herbs and spices.

How to make Dirty Dozen Smoky Sweet Chicken and Pork Rub

Remember to HAVE FUN and adjust the recipe to fit your taste, if you do not have an ingredient, just leave it out!


  • 3 tbs Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbs Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbs Coarse Salt
  • 1 tbs Chicken Bouillon Powder
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne


Step 1

Measure all ingredients in a bowl

Step 2

Mix until the powder has a consistent look, you should not see clumps of ingredients.