Sichuan Peppercorn Spice Rub

This spice blend combines gently spicy chile powder and white pepper with numbing Sichuan peppercorns and the citrusy hit of dried lemon peel. Combined with a generous amount of salt, the rub is especially delicious on chicken and other birds, whether grilled or roasted.

Total Time:
10 mins
Makes about 1/2 cup


  • 10 white peppercorns

  • ¼ cup Szechuan peppercorns

  • 2 tablespoons chile powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried lemon peel

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt


  1. In a small skillet, toast the white peppercorns, Szechuan peppercorns, chile powder, dried lemon peel and garlic powder over moderate heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a spice grinder and let cool, then grind. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the salt.


Good For Chicken, turkey, duck and other birds.

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