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Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice & Mushrooms

Traeger Kitchen


Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice & Mushrooms

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

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Break with your traditional chicken dinner in flavor of a wild rice, bacon & mushroom stuffed whole roasted chicken. It's guaranteed to be a crowd favorite.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

2

    Steps

    • 1

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

      Season inside and outside of chicken with salt and pepper.
    • 3

      In a large saucepan, melt 2 Tbsp butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft, 3-5 minutes. Add bacon to onions and cook, stirring, until bacon and onions are browned. Stir in rice, mushrooms, salt, and pepper.
    • 4

      Add 2-1/4 cups of water to mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, until rice has absorbed liquid. Add fresh parsley and mix.
    • 5

      Stuff cavity loosely with rice mixture. Tie chicken legs back with butcher’s twine.
    • 6

      Place chicken directly on grill grate and roast for 1 hr 15 mins or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads 160℉ and the thigh 170℉.
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      Grill375˚
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      Probe160˚
    • 7

      Remove chicken from grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
    • 8

      Spoon stuffing out of chicken cavity to a platter and slice chicken. Serve immediately with chicken pieces over rice stuffing. Enjoy!

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