The Chicken Challenge is one of Traeger's signature dishes for many reasons. First, it is crazy easy. Anyone with a Traeger and a bottle of Chicken Rub can make this dish. Second, it is delicious. We can pretty much guarantee that this will be the most tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken you have ever cooked. Third, it is inexpensive. Whole chickens are some of the cheapest meat you can get by the pound, so cook up a few and save the flavorful meat for easy meals during the week. Bonus: check out the recipe page for the Chicken Challenge as we have added a fantastic new video for your viewing pleasure!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Recommended Pellets: Hickory, Mesquite, Oak
1 whole chicken (about 4 lbs.)
Traeger Chicken Rub
1. Lightly season chicken with Traeger Chicken Rub. Traeger Chicken Rub is a MUST, its part of the magic.
2. Start your Traeger on smoke with lid open for 5 minutes to get started, after the fire starts turn the temperature to High (400 to 450 degrees F).
3. Place a chicken or as many as you want on the Traeger grill until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees -- cook time 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from grill, then enjoy!