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Smoke A Whole Roaster Chicken On A Pellet Grill

Yields5 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 45 minsTotal Time1 hr 55 mins

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, BBQ, Barbecue
Keywords: pellet grill smoked whole chicken, smoked whole chicken, whole roaster chicken on pellet smoker
Servings: 4 -6 servings


 1 ¼ lbs Whole roasting chicken
 ¼ cup Dry rub
 4 Cloves garlic lightly smashed
 ½ Red onion roughly chopped
 ½ Lemon, sliced in half to fit inside the chicken cavity

Preheat smoker to 225 degrees (we used apple wood).


Remove any giblets from the cavity of the chicken. Clean and pat dry your chicken and cover with dry rub.


Optional: Stuff the cavity of the bird with garlic cloves, onion, and lemon (cut up).


Next tie up the wings and legs to get them closer the body of the chicken so they don’t dry out or overcook.


Place on smoker for one hour. Then, after one hour, increase temperature of the smoker to 350 degrees, and leave until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the bird reads 165 degrees (this could take up to another hour depending on the size of your bird).


Remove, and let sit for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 5