BBQ Halved Chickens





  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

  • 24 Ounce cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1 1/4 Cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 2 Teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 (8 oz) cans of Pillsbury Butter Flake Crescent Rolls

  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, melted

  • ground cinnamon


Place the chicken, breast-side down, on a cutting board with the neck pointing away from you.



  • 1 (5 lb) fresh young chicken

Cut along one side of the backbone, staying as close to the bone as possible, from the neck to the tail. Repeat on the other side of the backbone then remove it.

  • Open the chicken and slice through the white cartilage at the tip of the breastbone to pop it open. Cut down either side of the breast bone then use your fingers to pull it out.

Mix the Butcher BBQ Bird Booster with 2 cups of water. Let the injection sit for at least 30 minutes then filter it through a fine mesh strainer.



6 Tablespoon Butcher BBQ Bird Booster Honey Flavor

Inject one full tube into the leg, one into the thigh and two into the breast. Lay the chicken skin-side up on a sheet tray and place in the fridge, uncovered for 3 hours.

Rub the skin with canola oil then season liberally with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.


2 Tablespoon Canola oil

1/4 Cup Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 325°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

Place chicken directly on the grill grate skin-side up and cook for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

Grill: 325 ˚F

Probe: 160 ˚F

Mix the Traeger ‘Que BBQ Sauce, Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce, honey and vinegar together. Brush the glaze all over the chicken skin and cook 5 minutes more.



  • 1/3 Cup Traeger ‘Que BBQ Sauce

  • 1/3 Cup Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce

  • 1/3 Cup honey

  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Remove from grill and let rest 5 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!


Benefits of BBQ chicken halves :-

Bbq chicken halves are the best options for selecting a low-calorie meat barbecue diet. These are considered as lean meats. Here are a few benefits that you can have if you take bbq chicken halves in regular intervals:

1. It is rich in nutrition-

Same as red meats, chickens also provide protein to the body when consumed. It provides approximately 25 g of protein per serving. Other than rich protein content, it also contains- Vitamin B12, Tryptophan, Choline, Zinc, Iron, and Copper.

2. Stronger Bones and Muscles-

Bbq chicken halves are a good source of amino acids. Our bodies require amino acids to build muscle tissue, which is really important as we age.

3. Weight Management and Heart Health-

Up to 25-30 grams of protein in every meal can help us feel more energetic, It also helps to promote better weight management along with reducing heart disease.

4. Better Mood-

Bbq chicken includes the amino acid tryptophan, which is linked to serotonin, feel good hormone in our brain. Thus, bbq chicken is responsible for boosting the level of serotonin.

5. Nutrients per Serving-

You can get up to 120g of calories, 26 g of protein, and 2 g fat in a rich chicken diet.