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The Grilled Chicken Challenge

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The Grilled Chicken Challenge

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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Pellets

Hickory

Don’t let the simplicity of one of our most famous recipes fool you. This bad bird packs a powerful flavorful punch. Simply coat a whole chicken with Traeger Chicken Rub and cook for just over an hour. That’s all you’ll need to do for chicken perfection.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 1

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

      Rinse and pat dry the whole chicken (remove and discard giblets, if any). Lightly season the entire chicken, including the cavity with Traeger Chicken Rub.
    • 3

      Place the chicken on the grill grate and cook for about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove chicken from grill when internal temperature of breast reaches 160℉. The temperature will continue to rise as the chicken rests. Check temperature periodically throughout as cook times will vary based on the weight of the chicken.
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    • 4

      Allow bird to rest until internal temperature of breast reaches 165℉, 15 to 20 minutes. 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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