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Spicy BBQ Whole Chicken

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

3 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Apple

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.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 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 rest in fridge overnight.

    Ingredients

    • 1 whole chicken

  • 3

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

    Grill300 ˚F

  • 4

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

    Grill300 ˚F

    Probe165 ˚F

  • 5

    Remove from grill and allow resting for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with sides of choice. Enjoy! *Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures. Access this, and over a thousand other Traeger recipes, on the Traeger App.

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