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Roast Citrus Chicken

Roast Citrus Chicken

By Traeger Kitchen

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.

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time

1 Hr
30 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
6 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
To Taste Salt
To Taste Pepper
1 orange zest


  • 1

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

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

  • 2

    Rinse the chicken with cold water, transfer to a sheet pan.

  • 3

    Coarsely crush the dried spices and ginger and combine with half the butter. Spread butter spice mixture under the skin of the chicken.

  • 4

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

  • 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.

  • 6

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

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

  • 7

    Let rest 15 minutes before carving. Enjoy!

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