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Smoke Roasted Chicken with Herb Butter

Traeger Kitchen


Smoke Roasted Chicken with Herb Butter

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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Pellets

Mesquite

Once you taste Traeger wood-fired, succulent chicken, you will never reach for a skillet again. This dish left our taste buds rockin' through the very last morsel.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 1

      In a small bowl, combine butter, scallions, garlic, minced fresh herbs, Traeger Chicken Rub and lemon juice. Blend well with a wooden spoon.
    • 2

      Remove any giblets from the cavity of the chicken. Wash the chicken inside and out with cold running water. Dry thoroughly with paper towels.
    • 3

      Sprinkle a generous amount of Traeger Chicken Rub into the cavity of the chicken.
    • 4

      Gently loosen the skin around the chicken breast and slide in a few tablespoons of the herb butter and cover evenly. Smear the outside of the chicken with the remaining herb butter.
    • 5

      Tuck the chicken wings behind the back. Tie the legs together with butcher’s twine.
    • 6

      Sprinkle the outside of the chicken with more Traeger Chicken Rub and insert sprigs of fresh herbs into the cavity of the chicken if desired.
    • 7

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 400℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    • 8

      When grill is hot, place chicken directly on the grill grate, breast side up. Cook for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until the internal temperature registers 165℉. If the chicken is browning too quickly, loosely cover the breast and legs with foil and continue to cook.
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    • 9

      Remove from the grill and let rest 15 minutes at room temperature before carving. Serve. 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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