Roast Citrus Chicken

Traeger Kitchen


Roast Citrus Chicken

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Apple

Sweet hardwood pellets, zesty herbs, & orange infuse this whole roasted chicken with robust flavor. If your not team ham, try this delicious chicken for your Christmas dinner.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • Pound whole chicken

  • 2 cinnamon stick

  • 1 Pieces fresh ginger

  • 4 Tablespoon butter

  • 1 orange, sliced

  • 1 red onion, sliced

  • 1 Onion, Sliced

  • 5 Clove garlic

  • 3 Sprig thyme sprigs

  • salt

  • pepper

  • 1 orange zest

Steps

  • 1

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

    Rinse the chicken with cold water, transfer to a sheet pan.
    Ingredients
    • Pound whole chicken

  • 3

    Coarsely crush the dried spices and ginger and combine with half the butter. Spread butter spice mixture under the skin of the chicken.
    Ingredients
    • 2 cinnamon stick

    • 1 Pieces fresh ginger

    • 2 Tablespoon butter

  • 4

    Slice 1 orange and stuff into chicken along with the red onion, white onion, garlic cloves and thyme.
    Ingredients
    • 1 orange, sliced

    • 1 red onion, sliced

    • 1 Onion, Sliced

    • 5 Clove garlic

    • 3 Sprig thyme sprigs

  • 5

    Rub outside of chicken with remaining butter and season with salt and pepper. Zest second orange over chicken and place chicken directly on the grill grate.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoon butter

    • To Taste salt

    • To Taste pepper

    • 1 orange zest

  • 6

    Roast at 375℉ for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160℉.
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  • 7

    Let rest 15 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

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