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Whole Roasted Chicken

Whole Roasted Chicken

By Traeger Kitchen

Brined, rubbed, and buttered, our roasted chicken makes for a juicy, flavorful feast.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

1 Hrs




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
1 Whole fresh young chicken
1 Bottle Traeger Chicken Rub
1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon chopped sage
1 Tablespoon chopped thyme
1/2 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Tablespoon coarse ground black pepper


  • 1

    Remove whole chicken from packaging and wipe dry with a paper towel.

  • 2

    Mix water and chicken rub to create a brine. Place the chicken and brine in a container that's large enough to submerge the entire chicken.

  • 3

    Set in fridge for 4-12 hours.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 375°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

  • 5

    Take chicken out of brine, do not rinse.

  • 6

    Mix together thyme, sage, salt, pepper and butter. Smear the outside of the chicken with the butter mixture. Put any of the remaining butter in the cavity of the chicken.

  • 7

    Place chicken directly on the grill grate. Cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (about 60 mins) with an instant-read thermometer between the leg and thigh joint.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C

  • 8

    Also check the internal temperature of the breast to ensure it registers at least 165 degrees F. Once chicken is done, let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

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