Spice Rub Recipe (That Will Drastically Improve Your Roasts)

Now that the weather is cooler and ovens can once again be turned on without making the kitchen feel like a layer of hell, I can once again resume making one of my favorite dishes:

Sunday Roasts!

Sunday Roasts are a staple in my family, something I learned from my mom, who learned it from my grandma, who learned it from her mother and mother-in-law, who… You catch my drift. The love for Roasts is basically a part of my inheritance.

Yet, I added something to my version of the Sunday Roast, and that is…

The Spice Rub.

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The traditional Roasts rely on Olive Oil, Onions and Garlic to give the meat flavor, but I like my meat to have a little more… Flavor? Pizzaz? Spices?

The answer is all of the above. I tend to cook more chicken than pork or beef, and since chicken is leaner and less flavorful than the other meats, I go a little nuts with my spices. Honestly, I just like my Roasts a little on the spicy side, so I developed a Spice Rub recipe that incorporates my favorite flavors and makes an absolutely delicious Roast!


Fall Roast Spice Rub Recipe

My favorite Fall Spice Rub Recipe that makes a perfect roast every single time.

Author Sara A.


Spice Rub

  • Salt
  • Powder Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Paprika
  • Chili Pepper Flakes


  • 1 Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • White Wine


Spice Rub

  1. Mix Salt and Spices, add Olive Oil and then mix again until fully incorporated.

  2. Rub Spice mix on meat, by hand or with a pastry brush


  1. Sprinkle a shredded onion and some olive oil in an oven-ready pan.

  2. Place meat on top of the onion bed, drizzle with white wine.

  3. Roast in the oven until meat is fully cooked.

The whole thing is done in under 10 minutes (roasting the meat, however, will take a little longer), and is ever so customizable. These are just the ingredients I like, but you can make the Spice Rub with whatever you want. Love the taste of rosemary? Add it. Can’t stand oregano? Toss it aside. Want a lemony Roast? Add some lemon zest to the rub.

Spice Rubs are all about infusing the flavors you like on the meat. So with that in mind, as long as you follow these steps, you’ll be fine!

1. Mix the Spices and Salt

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 2. Add the Olive Oil

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 3. Rub the Spice Mix on the Meat

spice rub chicken roast


4. A little white wine, a lot of oven heat and voila! A beautiful, mouthwatering Sunday Roast, with plenty of sauce!

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Like I said, normally I use this Spice Rub on chicken (and turkey) to make up for the shortcomings of the lean meat, but it also works great on other types of meat (though you don’t need as much olive oil with those).

Go forth Spice things up, dear reader!



Sara A.



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