How To Roast A Whole Chicken On A Traeger

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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 Roast Whole Chicken On A Traeger

Try this recipe on your pellet grill, a crowd pleaser for sure!


Print Recipe: Whole Roasted Chicken Traeger


Yield: 1 Whole Chicken

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 2 – 2 ½ Hours – If you want to add smoke to the chicken prior, that adds some time as well


Measure          Ingredient                                                                             Prep Notes      
1 ea                    Chicken, Whole, Fresh, 5.5#                                        W/O Solutions/brines     
2 Tbsp              Oil, Canola / Olive Blend                     
3 Tbsp               Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                              Season to taste
3 Tbsp               Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary                                              Season to taste
11/2 -2 Cups    Apple Cider                                                              


Prep Directions:

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

Cooking Directions:

Load Reserve Blend Pellets and Preheat Traeger to 350 Degrees
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 50/50 Blend of Oink/Rub a Dub
Lightly season the inside of the cavity
Be sure the Traeger chicken throne is clean
Fill the throne with 2 cups of Apple Cider
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˚
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
Once rested, serve with Camp Beans or potatoes
Serve with Fire Honey or baste with Fire Honey for a nice sweet heat

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