Smokey Chicken – Traeger, Grill or Oven
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Gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, dairy-free, Whole30, keto
Smokey Rub Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons smoke paprika
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder or granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Ingredients for Smokey Chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of smokey rub
  • 1 whole chicken
  1. Add the rub ingredients in a small bowl. Use a fork or whisk to combine. Believe it or not this rub will stay good up to around 9 months if using organic ingredients. If it starts to clump just either shake or stir it around. Make sure it is an airtight container that you are using and do not leave it opened for too long if you are planning to store it for a while.
Start the Chicken:
  1. Prep your cooking method. If using the oven, preheat to 350ºF. If using a Traegar, set to smoke.
  2. Remove the next and gizzards from inside the chicken carcass.
  3. Using paper towels, pat your chicken dry.
  4. Rub the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the entire chicken.
  5. Next take 4 tablespoons of the rub and liberally press it over the entire chicken as well as under the skin.
  6. Using the Traeger we turned the heat to max and cooked for 1 hour and 30 minutes until the thickest part of the chicken read 165 degrees when testing with the probe thermometer. Using the oven set to 350ºF we also used a thermometer, and it took 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  7. Once the chicken was removed, we let them rest for 10 minutes.
  8. We broke down the chicken by cutting the legs, thighs, wings first then slicing the breasts.
  9. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at