How To Grill Chicken On A REC TEC Pellet Grill

Smoking and barbecuing are supposed to be hard work. In fact some people compare smoking, grilling and barbecuing as hard as wood chopping. It involves putting in the right amount of wood chunks and getting the right temperature for the right kind of meat, poultry or fish.

Then there is another thing about keeping the temperature steady so your food doesn’t get burned off. Many people have struggled when it comes to grilling chicken on their smoker. But thanks to REC TEC Pellet Grills, all this is in the past.


The REC TEC Pellet Grill makes it extremely easy to cook any kind of meat, poultry or fish you desire with the right temperature. But there are still some techniques required to make sure that you cook perfectly.

For example, using an external thermometer is often a great technique to get your chicken the right tenderness and flavor without it getting burned or dried out during the entire grilling session. Thanks to advanced technology of REC TEC Pellet Grills, you can easily manage the temperatures to make sure the chicken is perfect every time.

REC TEC Wood Pellet Grill cooking times (Chicken)

Item Temp Time*
 Chicken Breast (boneless)  425  15 minutes per side
Chicken (whole) 375 1 1/2 – 2  hours
Chicken (thighs) 375 1 hour

Instructions for Grill Chicken

  1. But if still you can’t get the best out of your chicken, you can use the following tips to make sure the chicken is always right.
  2. Before setting the whole chicken on your grill, make sure you take it out from the fridge at least 45 minutes before you set it up on the grill. This makes sure that your chicken has reached a comfortable temperature where it can easily be smoked and ensured to keep the moisture in the meat intact.
  3. You also need to make sure the rub you use on the chicken has been applied a couple of hours before you place it on the grill.
  4. Before you place the chicken in your grill, make sure the grill is warmed for at least 20-30 minutes after which you can set it to smoke.
  5. If you like crispy chicken skin, then turn the heat on high for at least 30 minutes to get that crispy chicken skin everybody loves.
  6. Pre-heating your grill will serve two great purposes. One, it will make sure the chicken doesn’t get stick on the grills and number two, it will make sure the chicken doesn’t run dry and is still moist and tender at the end of your cooking session.
  7. For an added sweet taste, you can always spray the chicken when it is being smoked with bourbon, apple juice and vinegar. This will yield an amazingly different taste.
  8. To notch up the flavor even more, at the end of your cooking session, apply some bbq sauce on the chicken and let it smoke for a bit. The water in the bbq sauce will evaporate leaving behind the other ingredients that makes it so tasty.
  9. Use an external thermometer if you have to. A digital thermometer is recommended when cooking chicken. Checkout here 5 best thermometer for grilling.


  1. wolfe pit says:

    Love this recipe. Thanks for share 🙂

  2. Jeff says:
    The Wolfe Pit on YouTube, found at the above link does a great job on videos.

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