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Italian Rub

This Italian Rub is a super simple homemade spice blend for grilling chicken, pork or beef. Made with pantry staples that come together to create tasty Italian inspired dinners.

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Making your own dry rubs and spice mixes is easy to do and not only saves money but you know exactly what goes into your food. Great for controlling salt, sugar and the heat level. 

Overhead view of jar of spices with spoon.

 

This Italian Rub adds amazing flavor to chicken for dishes like Grilled Parmesan Chicken and we also love it on grilled pork chops. Having homemade rubs in the pantry helps get a flavorful and delicious dinner on the table without a lot of effort.

Spices and brown sugar to make Italian Rub.

🔥 Ingredients Needed

  • Brown Sugar will help the rub caramelize on the grilled meat. If you are on a no sugar diet, just skip the sugar.
  • Granulated Garlic will work best in any rub, better than garlic powder that will clump.
  • Dried Basil adds classic Italian flavor with the perfect balance of sweet and savory. 
  • Dried Thyme adds a subtle earthy flavor that enhances any type of meat.
  • Dried Oregano has a pungent flavor commonly found in Italian dishes.
  • Smoked Paprika adds a smoky element to the rub. 
  • Coarse Black Pepper adds texture and a little kick of heat.
  • Kosher Salt brings out the flavors of the meat, optional if you are on a low-salt diet.

Jar of spice rub, spoonful spilled onto board.

🔥 Directions

Bowl of brown sugar and spices for dry rub.

  • Add brown sugar, garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, black pepper and salt to a bowl. 

Bowl of Italian spice rub.

  • Mix with a large tined fork or a whisk until completely combined.

Jar of spice rub on a board with spoon in the jar.

  • Store in an airtight container up to 3 months. Stir before using. 

3 grilled chicken breasts on a platter.

🔥 Uses

Great for seasoning chicken, turkey, pork chops, pork butt, steaks and roasts. Mix it into tomato sauce for a quick pizza sauce. 

Try it on Grilled Italian Pork Chops with zucchini for a family pleasing dinner that can be on the table in under an hour.

🔥 More Homemade Rubs To Try:

Sweet Garlic and Onion Rub is one of our go-to spice blends for grilling everything from chicken and turkey to steaks, pork chops and even a holiday ham.

Our simple Steak Rub is a great all purpose dry rub that perfectly seasons your favorite steaks, burgers, chicken or pork. 

This delicious Fajita Seasoning adds the best Tex-Mex flavors to beef, chicken, pork or shrimp. 

 

Whip up a batch of this quick and easy Italian Rub to have on hand for adding Italian flavors to your grilled chicken, pork or beef recipes. 

Italian Rub in a jar with a spoon on an orange cloth.

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Jar of Italian dry rub with a spoon on orange cloth.
Yield: About 1 Cup

Italian Rub

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Italian Rub is a super simple homemade spice blend for grilling chicken, pork or beef. Made with pantry staples that come together to create tasty Italian inspired dinners.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Add the brown sugar, garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, pepper and salt to a bowl.
  2. Use a fork or whisk to mix together until completely combined with no lumps.
  3. Store in an airtight container in a pantry cabinet up to 3 months.

Notes

Uses: Sprinkle rub over chicken, pork or beef before grilling.

Stir 1/4 cup of rub into 1 cup of tomato sauce for a quick pizza sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

28

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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