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Spicy BBQ Whole Chicken

Spicy BBQ Whole Chicken

By Traeger Kitchen

We’re bringing the heat with this spicy BBQ chicken recipe. Puréed Thai chiles and Scotch bonnet peppers are combined with garlic and onion, then smothered over a whole chicken for one fiery bird.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

3 Hours




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Units of Measurement:
6 Thai chiles
2 Tablespoon sweet paprika
1 Scotch bonnet pepper
2 Tablespoon Sugar
3 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Medium white onion
5 Clove garlic
4 Cup grapeseed oil
1 whole chicken


  • 1

    In a food processor or blender, combine the Thai chiles, paprika, Scotch bonnet pepper, sugar, salt, onion, garlic, and grapeseed oil together until smooth.

    • 6  Thai chiles

    • 2 Tablespoon sweet paprika

    • 1  Scotch bonnet pepper

    • 2 Tablespoon Sugar

    • 3 Tablespoon kosher salt

    • 1 Medium white onion

    • 5 Clove garlic

    • 4 Cup grapeseed oil

  • 2

    Smother the chicken with the mixture and let it rest in fridge overnight.

    • 1  whole chicken

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 300℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

  • 4

    Place chicken on the grill breast side up, and smoke for 3 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165℉ in the breast.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

    165 ˚F / 74 ˚C

  • 5

    Remove from the grill and allow it to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with sides of choice. Enjoy!

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