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The Grilled Chicken Challenge

The Grilled Chicken Challenge

By Traeger Kitchen

Don’t let the simplicity of one of our most famous recipes fool you. This bad bird packs a powerful, flavorful punch. Simply coat a whole chicken with Traeger’s Chicken Rub and cook for just over an hour. That’s all you’ll need to do for chicken perfection.

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

1 Hr
10 Min

Pellets

Hickory

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

4

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Units of Measurement:
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1 (4 lb) whole chicken
To Taste Traeger Chicken Rub
This recipe serves:

4

Activating this element will cause content on the page to be updated.
Units of Measurement:
main
1 (4 lb) whole chicken
To Taste Traeger Chicken Rub

Steps

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    How to Cook Whole Chicken | Traeger Staples

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  • 1

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

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

  • 2

    Pat the chicken dry with paper towels (remove and discard giblets, if any). Lightly season the entire chicken, including the cavity, with Traeger Chicken Rub.

  • 3

    Insert the probe into the thickest part of the breast. Place the chicken directly on the grill grates, breast-side up. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 160℉, about 70 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

    01:10

  • 4

    Remove the chicken from grill and let rest until internal temperature reaches 165℉, 15-20 minutes. Carve the chicken, then serve. Enjoy!

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