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BBQ Spatchcocked Chicken

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BBQ Spatchcocked Chicken

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes

Effort

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Pellets

Mesquite

You don't need a backbone to pack a punch. This evenly cooked hen is juicy throughout and mopped with some serious Sweet & Heat sauce. You may never make chicken the same again.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

2

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 1 whole chicken

  • 1/4 Cup Traeger Chicken Rub

  • olive oil

  • 1/2 Cup Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 375℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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  • 2

    With a large knife or shears, cut the bird open along the backbone on both sides, through the ribs, and remove the backbone.
    Ingredients
    • 1 whole chicken

  • 3

    Once the bird is open, split the breastbone to spread the bird flat; this will allow it to roast evenly. Brush chicken with olive oil and season both sides with Traeger Chicken rub.
    Ingredients
    • 1/4 Cup Traeger Chicken Rub

    • As Needed olive oil

  • 4

    Place the poultry on the Traeger, breast side up and cook for 35 to 40 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the breast registers 160℉.
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  • 5

    In the last few minutes of cook time, brush the chicken with BBQ sauce and cook for 2 minutes more until glaze is set.
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 Cup Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce

  • 6

    Remove from the grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
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Tips From the Pros: How to Smoke a Whole Chicken

Follow this step-by-step guide for smoking whole chicken with tips on buying, prepping, brines, injections, rubs, smoking woods, and a time and temp guide.

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