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Smoked Chicken with Apricot BBQ Glaze

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours




You can't beat savory and sweet. Whole chicken halved and rubbed down with our chicken blend, smoked and mopped with apricot BBQ glaze.


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Units of Measurement:


  • 2 Whole Chickens, halved

  • 4 Tablespoon Traeger Chicken Rub

  • 1 Cup Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce


  • 1

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

    Season chicken with Chicken Rub and place on grill meat side up. Cook 1 hour or until internal temperature has reached 160℉ in the breast and 175℉ in the leg.

    Grill375 ˚F

    Probe160 ˚F


    • 2 Whole Chickens, halved

    • 4 Tablespoon Traeger Chicken Rub

  • 3

    Baste each chicken half with a bit of the Apricot BBQ glaze and return to grill for 10 minutes.

    Grill375 ˚F


    • 1 Cup Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce

  • 4

    Remove chicken from the grill and allow to rest 5-10 minutes. Portion each half by removing the leg and cutting each breast in half leaving you with four legs and 8 breast pieces. Serve with your favorite vegetables or sides. Enjoy!

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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