Turkey with Barbecue Spice Rub

Turkey with Barbecue Spice Rub

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time



Turkey with Barbecue Spice Rub

The main purpose of the rub is to season the meat while at the same time encouraging the creation of that all-important exterior crust. The crust helps to seal in the juices, keeping the interior moist, while producing perfect color and a crunchy texture.

Recipe courtesy of Kraft

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories 220, Total fat 10 g, Saturated fat 3 g, Cholesterol 80 mg, Sodium 660 mg, Carbohydrate 3 g, Dietary fiber 1 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 29 g, Vitamin A 20 %DV, Vitamin C 2 %DV, Calcium 4 %DV, Iron 15 %DV


  • 1 bottle (1 ounce) paprika
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 frozen whole turkey, thawed (10 pound)


  • 1 MIX paprika, sugars and seasonings until well blended.
  • 2 RINSE turkey with cold water; pat dry. Rub seasoning mixture evenly onto turkey. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • 3 BAKE turkey as directed on package.
  • 4 NOTE: Rubbing the turkey with the spice rub at least 15 minutes before cooking helps to intensify the seasoned flavor of the cooked turkey.


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