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Tangy BBQ Rub Recipe
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Tangy BBQ Rub

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"This is an easy to make dry rub. It is especially good on pork and chicken. This mix creates a spicy/sweet citrus flavor for your next BBQ."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Mix together the instant orange drink mix, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, allspice, and onion salt. Store at room temperature in an airtight container until used. Rub into chicken or pork and grill as desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 31, 2008

This rub was really good. I decided to try it because it wasn't your run of the mill spice. It doesn't overwhelm the meat or give it a very strong flavor so I ended up sprinkling the rub over the meat after cooking. I sprinkled this on a whole chicken and roasted it. Even tho the skin was very flavorful, the meat didn't get a lot of the flavor. Sprinkling the rub over the meat after cooking definitly brought it out tho! Think this would be exceptionally good over pork or chicken and grilled. FYI. I didn't use 1/2 cup of orange mix.. I only used 2 packs of the instant drink mix and it was Sugar Free. Turned out very well!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2009

I was a little disappointed with this one. I thought the flavor combo just came out odd.


8 Ratings

Aug 09, 2008

I used this recipe for something we call "poor man's scallops" due to the shape. First, pound out chicken and cut into strips. Second, apply rub to chicken. Third, lay bacon on top and roll up and place on a skewer and bbq till done. All my guests loved it!!

May 18, 2009

This is a great recipe for kids. Just leave out the "hot". My son who is very picky loves this on pork tenderloin.

Aug 15, 2014

Loved it. I put this on chicken breast. The sweetness of it is amazing.

Feb 25, 2013

I used this on scallops and I think it would be good on chicken. Thanks so much for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 48 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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