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Memphis-style Dry Rub

Condiments, Dressings, Sauces

  • Coats 3-5 lbs. of meat.


  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


This is a great rub for chicken or ribs. When grilling chicken, rub Memphis Rub inside and outside of chicken. This will generously coat a 4- to 5-pound chicken for grilling. When grilling ribs, this recipe will coat 3 to 4 pounds of pork ribs.

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