How To Make Roasted Chicken On A Traeger

Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken on the Traeger is simply amazing, add to that the fun of using your favorite beer or beverage to infuse some aromatic flavor and moisture, you have all the ingredients for legendary chicken.

Printable Recipe For: Whole Roasted Chicken Traeger

Yield: 1 Whole Chicken     Prep time: 10 Minutes     Cook time: 60-65 Minutes


Prep Directions

  1. Load Traeger with Reserve Blend (or choice) of pellets
  2. Heat Traeger to 375˚
  3. If you want to add some smoke beforehand, turn Traeger to 180 degrees
  4. Smoke for 30-45 minutes prior to roasting at 375˚

Cooking Directions

  1. Open Whole Chicken package and drain, then pat dry
  2. Drizzle Chicken with about 2 Tbsp olive oil, on the skin
  3. Season the outside of the cavity with 50/50 Blend of Oink/Rub a Dub
  4. Lightly season the inside of the cavity
  5. Be sure the Traeger chicken throne is clean
  6. Fill the throne with 2 cups of Apple Cider
  7. Tuck the chicken wings under the front part of the chicken
  8. Place the chicken onto the Throne and carefully transfer to the grill
  9. If adding smoke see prep directions above
  10. Once the chicken is loaded onto the throne, load the WiFire Probe into the thickest part of the chicken breast and run the wire to the outside of the grill, plug into the controller
  11. Set alarm for 165˚
  12. Cook to an internal temperature of 165˚. Remove from Traeger and let rest for 5 minutes.  Rested Temperature should finish right at 170˚ in the Breast lobe.
    • Approx 2 hours and 15 minutes
  13. Once rested, serve with Camp Beans or potatoes
  14. Serve with Fire Honey or baste with Fire Honey for a nice sweet heat

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