Spice Mix for Pork or Chicken

"Sprinkle, mix with breadcrumbs, or oil and brush it on, this has lots of possibillities and flavor. Try rubbing it on pork or chicken, wrap it up and leave in the fridge overnight. If you prefer leave the salt out and add that when you use the mix, that way you are in control over the amount of salt you use."
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Ready In:
3/4 cup




  • Mix all ingredients together and store in a jar.
  • If you cannot find smoked paprika, substitute with regular.

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  1. nemokitty
    This is a perfect spice mix for us!! I'm so glad I tried it. I just added a little salt to each chicken breast and only used 2 tsp smoked paprika. Delicious! Will use over and over. Made to honor Pets'R'us.
  2. alligirl
    Very reminiscent of a cajun or blackening seasoning, to my mind and tastebuds. We just loved the heat, and the depth of flavor imparted to the pork chops I rubbed this on. I reduced the recipe by half, and have enough for a couple more uses leftover, after the 4 chops! I also used my GF grill as it is 100F outside, and the meat got a nice 'crust' without any added fat. I will use this in some of the ways suggested, also. Keeper of a recipe, for me. Made to honor and remember Pets'R'Us.
  3. Chef shapeweaver
    I made this on 5/11 for the " Pets 'R' us Cook-A-Thon. It was used on a couple of boneless, skinless chicken breasts which I broiled. As for the salt, I just spinkled some on the chicken before adding the spice mix. My SO and I both enjoyed the taste very much. Thanks for posting and " Keep Smiling :) "
  4. Derf2440
    Excellent spice mix, I used it on a pork tenderloin and it turned out delicious with a nice bit of heat. i roasted the tenderloin as I would normally for about 30 minutes. Lovely flavourful dinner! Thanks for posting I will be using it regularly!!
  5. Michelle S.
    This blend is SO good! I used the 8 t. of salt, and used only 1 t. of cayenne as some of my family are wimps. I used it on chicken leg quarters that we grilled. Early int he morning I lightly drizzled the legs with olive oil and then generously sprinkled the spice mix. The flavor was amazing! I cannot wait to try this one pork as well.


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