Season that bird with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub before Traegering. The sweet and savory spices form a delicious crust that complements the chicken with amazing flavor.
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Place the chicken pieces in a large mixing bowl. Pour oil over the chicken to coat each piece, then season to taste with the Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub. Massage the chicken pieces to encourage the oil and seasonings get under the skin. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours.
When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, letting any excess oil drip back into the bowl.
Arrange the chicken on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour. Increase Traeger temperature to 350℉ and continue to roast the chicken until the internal temperature in the thickest part of a thigh is 165℉ or the chicken is golden brown and the juices run clear, about 50 to 60 minutes.
Remove from the grill and allow the chicken to rest for 8 to 10 minutes and serve. Enjoy!
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