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Chicken Hot wings magic dust recipe with photos and instructions to blend

Chicken Hot Wing Dust Spice Blend Recipe

Tom Schmidt (eatwithtom.com)
The one and only “Magic Dust” by Mike Mills, is an amazingly versatile dry rub style seasoning for chicken and pork. The flavor is slightly spicy and savory invoking an almost Cajun effect that finishes with hints of sweetness.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Spice Blend
Cuisine BBQ
Servings 20


  • 1/4 cup cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns


  • Gather all ingredients, a coffee / spice grinder, and a container such as a mason jar to combine and store the blend. A mortar and pestle can also get the job done (bonus: free arm workout!) I prefer to start with whole spices for the cumin and peppercorns. Grinding them freshly makes a noticeable improvement.
  • Grind the cumin seeds, peppercorns and salt to a fine texture in the spice grinder. Watch out for the salt, it will be a bit dusty.
  • Put all ingredients into the container and prepare for the MAGIC…
  • Stir or shake gently to combine ingredients.
  • Let’s Eat!