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(Some Seasoned Guy)   KC Masterpiece Barbecue Seasoning. It's discontinued. It was subby's and subby's family's favorite inexpensive, dry seasoning for chicken. Anyone have a good substitute or a recipe to recreate it?   (kcmasterpiece.com) divider line
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2020-06-27 6:19:13 PM  
You can pretty close with things that are labelled "Cajun." To me, it tasted a lot like Lawry's Seasoned Salt Tony Chachera's.
 
2020-06-27 7:09:21 PM  
Can you still get some through Amazon?  Buy a couple bottles and try reverse-engineering it.  It's a fun way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon and you might end up with something that's actually better.
 
2020-06-27 7:18:22 PM  
 
2020-06-27 7:27:22 PM  
The McCormick stuff is good. There are several flavors, be light on the bacon chipotle if you try that.
 
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2020-06-27 7:29:26 PM  

PainInTheASP: Can you still get some through Amazon?  Buy a couple bottles and try reverse-engineering it.  It's a fun way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon and you might end up with something that's actually better.


We still have several bottles, it's not available anywhere anymore.

I have considered trying to reverse-engineer it, but admittedly if someone has a recipe already that manages to identify what the bottle calls "various spices" it would help.
 
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2020-06-27 7:30:07 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Try this one.


I'll have to give it a shot.  Probably will scale it down to a much smaller scale for an initial test.
 
2020-06-27 7:52:10 PM  
 
2020-06-27 7:52:55 PM  
 
2020-06-27 9:09:27 PM  
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My family uses this on chicken quite a bit if we're not using a specific recipe. It works across all types of cooking too.
 
2020-06-27 9:31:43 PM  
The McCormick Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple is one of my faves.
 
2020-06-27 11:09:06 PM  
I'd suggest playing around with a mixture of brown sugar, a salty seasoning blend (old bay, Tony Chachere's cajun blend or season all) and whatever you have in your spice rack or what flavors you prefer.
To subby here's the ingredients list
Salt, Sugar, Spices, Onion (Dried), Contains Less than 2% of Garlic (Dried), Red and Green Bell Pepper, Tomato Powder, Natural Flavors (Soy), Modified Food Starch, Corn Syrup Solids, Maltodextrin, Molasses Powder, Monosodium Glutamate, Dextrose, Poppy Seeds, Extractives of Paprika, Torula Yeast, Citric Acid, Sulfiting agent as a preservative, Silicon Dioxide to Reduce Caking.
 
2020-06-27 11:26:48 PM  
I've had good results in a brown sugar-based rub.
Ginger, coriander, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper, salt, garlic powder.

The sweet/spicy vibe lights up pork ribs. Beef, not so much.
 
2020-06-28 12:08:33 AM  
Riley's. God's gift to chicken wings. Also good on pork and fish. Also comes in low sodium version.


https://rileys-seasonings.com
 
2020-06-28 12:19:02 AM  
alechemist:
To subby here's the ingredients list
Salt, Sugar, Spices, Onion (Dried), Contains Less than 2% of Garlic (Dried), Red and Green Bell Pepper, Tomato Powder, Natural Flavors (Soy), Modified Food Starch, Corn Syrup Solids, Maltodextrin, Molasses Powder, Monosodium Glutamate, Dextrose, Poppy Seeds, Extractives of Paprika, Torula Yeast, Citric Acid, Sulfiting agent as a preservative, Silicon Dioxide to Reduce Caking.


Why is it even legal to list these like this?
 
2020-06-28 1:27:36 AM  

Fursecution: alechemist:
To subby here's the ingredients list
Salt, Sugar, Spices, Onion (Dried), Contains Less than 2% of Garlic (Dried), Red and Green Bell Pepper, Tomato Powder, Natural Flavors (Soy), Modified Food Starch, Corn Syrup Solids, Maltodextrin, Molasses Powder, Monosodium Glutamate, Dextrose, Poppy Seeds, Extractives of Paprika, Torula Yeast, Citric Acid, Sulfiting agent as a preservative, Silicon Dioxide to Reduce Caking.

Why is it even legal to list these like this?


If it was sold in another country, their labeling laws may have listed what the "spices" were.
The FDA may also have a list of what is allowed to be referred to as just "spices", might narrow it down.
It's likely just pepper tho'
 
2020-06-28 3:39:02 AM  
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these work alright for chicken or pork shake n bake, grill, whatever.
not bbq though duh
 
2020-06-28 5:12:54 AM  
I like Frontier's "chili powder blend" (chili powder (they mean actual powdered ancho etc. peppers, not "murican-salt-byproduct"), cumin, oregano, coriander, garlic, rice concentrate, allspice) and/or "taco seasoning" (dehydrated onion, chili powder (see above, lol), dehydrated garlic, cornmeal, cumin, tomato powder, paprika, lemon peel, rice concentrate, oregano, cayenne pepper) - either way, get the 1lb bag, it is an otterducking bargain. esp. because: never pay for salt except when you're ACTUALLY BUYING ACTUAL SALT. ha.

and then just add exactly as much of your preferred types of salt and brown sugar, or honey/molasses, whatevs.

and I know you're only asking about rub/seasoning not sauce, but a couple months ago my lazy-ass had a supreme craving for KC-adjacent nonsense, and the guilty pleasure of this inexpensive Heinz one (and, sugar not hfcs, yay!) really kicked it in the haarbls. (lol I gave 2 of the 6 bottles to my wife's parents, and I think my father-in-law has been inhaling it directly?)

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2020-06-28 8:24:37 AM  
....y'all need to find better chicken if you have to put sugar syrup on it
 
2020-06-28 8:45:46 AM  
This is my go-to if I'm not making my own.

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2020-06-28 10:48:02 AM  
2 Gringos Chupacabra - we get it by the bucket full. It's all we use, Discovered it in San Antonio BBQ country.
 
2020-06-28 10:48:30 AM  
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2020-06-28 2:38:25 PM  
If you can't make a better BBQ sauce than store bought, you ain't been trying.
 
2020-06-28 9:02:47 PM  
Never been a fan of Masterpiece, too sweet for my taste but that may just be the sauce itself.  We've tried several rubs but eventually went out to Smoke & Fire and found my whole family loves Smokin' Guns to the point we bought a couple pints worth to keep in hand.  I keep it light-ish because of salt, and still in the rest of the bark mostly with paprika.
 
2020-06-29 1:52:49 AM  
I know this is about KC seasoning but just wanted to offer my go-to chicken seasoning/rub nowadays.

- Spatchcock or halve chicken.

- Rub a mixture of kosher salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground mustard under the skin

- Refrigerate for 2-6 hours (longer the better).

- Pat dry chicken and drizzle extra virgin olive oil over pieces, then rub Za'atar spice blend over/under skin

- Roast at 475 or on indirect heat on grill


Serve with sumac onions and tehina sauce, and roasted/fried cauliflower as a side.
 
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