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.
How To Make Traeger Pulled Chicken
Ace's Grilling Expert, Chef Jason, will show you how to make this easy and delicious recipe on your pellet grill.
Yield: 1 Whole Chicken
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 60-65 Minutes
Measure Ingredient Prep Notes
1 ea Chicken, Whole, Fresh, 3-4# W/O Solutions/brines
2 tbsp Oil, Canola / Olive Blend
3 tbsp Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary Season to taste
1 can Beer, your favorite choice
Load Traeger with Reserve Blend (or choice) of pellets
Heat Traeger to 350˚ F
If you want to add some smoke beforehand, turn Traeger to 180 degrees or use Super Smoke Mode (if your grill has this mode) and Smoke for 30-45 minutes prior to roasting at 350˚
Load Reserve Blend Pellets and Preheat Traeger to 350 Degrees
SEE ABOVE FOR INFORMATION ON ADDING SMOKE PRIOR TO THE COOKING PROCESS
Open Whole Chicken package and drain, then pat dry
Drizzle Chicken with about 2 Tbsp olive oil, on the skin
Season the outside of the cavity with Rub a Dub
Be sure the Traeger chicken throne is clean
Fill the throne with 2 cups of your favorite beer
Tuck the chicken wings under the front part of the chicken
Place the chicken onto the Throne and carefully transfer to the grill
If adding smoke – SEE ABOVE
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
Set alarm for 165˚ F
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.
Once rested, hand shred or pull the chicken into bite sized pieces
Allow to cool completely before storing in zipper bags
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