Spatchcock Chicken Recipe Pellet Grill

More exposed surface area means more of that mouthwatering smoke flavor all over your meat. Make this smoked spatchcock chicken recipe on your pellet grill for a juicy entree in a fraction of the time it takes to smoke a whole chicken.

Prepare your grill for a simple smoked dinner that can be made even on the busiest of nights.

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Traeger Smoked Spatchcock Chicken 🔗

Spatchcock Chicken is the best turkey! Get used to evenly cooked, moist, juicy, and delicious meat – both white AND dark.

Prep: 30min

Total: 1h45min

Serving Size: 1

Nutrition Facts: calories 328 calories, Carbohydrate 1 grams carbohydrates, Cholesterol 74 milligrams cholesterol, Fat 26 grams fat, Fiber 0 grams fiber, Protein 22 grams protein, Saturated Fat 5 grams saturated fat, servingSize 1, Sodium 76 milligrams sodium, Sugar 0 grams sugar, Trans Fat 0 grams trans fat, unSaturated Fat 19 grams unsaturated fat


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1/2 cup of oil or melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Traeger Chicken Rub
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage


  1. Preheat your Traeger to high, following factory directions.
  2. Place the bird breast-side down with the legs pointing towards you, and cut up either side of the backbone through the ribs to remove the spine.
  3. Flip the chicken over, combine the oil and seasonings, and rub all over the chicken on both sides. Place skin-side up onto your pre-heated pellet grill. You can also place it in a pan if you want to catch the drippings!
  4. Grill on high heat for 30 minutes, and then turn the temp down to 325 for the remaining time.
  5. Check your chicken at around the 45-minute mark because it may be done already depending on the size of your bird! You want it to be at 165° no matter where you test it.
  6. Remove from the grill, let rest for 15-20 minutes, and then cut into pieces and serve.


How long does it take to smoke a spatchcock chicken at 225 degrees?

Place the chicken breast side up on the Traeger grill and spread out the legs so it lays flat. Smoke for 3–4 hours or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F. Remove from grill and let rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving.

How long does it take to smoke a spatchcock chicken at 300?

At 300 degrees Fahrenheit, chicken smokes best, taking approximately one and a half hours to complete with crispy, browned skin.

How long does it take to smoke a chicken at 225 degrees?

To allow the smoke flavor to permeate the chicken, place the whole bird in your Traeger and cook it there at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 60 minutes.

Do you flip a spatchcock chicken on the smoker?

Take the spatchcocked chicken from the smoker and let it rest covered with foil for 10 minutes, then slice and serve. The ideal temperature is 165°F/74°C. Flip the chicken halfway through for even browning – optional if using a pellet smoker and recommended for a charcoal grill.

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