Black Spice Rub Roasted Chicken


1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
3 tablespoons black pepper
3 tablespoons coarse salt
1 tablespoon hickory-smoked salt or more coarse salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons celery seeds
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. (Hands work better for mixing than a spoon or whisk does. Use fingers to break up any lumps or brown sugar!)
  2. Stir and mix spice rub ingredients and rub on the chicken inside and outside.
  3. Truss the chicken for more even cooking.
  4. Roast in a dry pan for 45 minutes at 450!