If you are struggling with how to truss a chicken, then this post is for you! I’ve struggled with how to truss a chicken for years, even though I’ve been cooking a long time. 

Why is it important to Truss a Chicken?

Why is it important to know how to truss a chicken? By trussing a chicken, ie:, keeping the wings and legs of the bird closer to the body, the chicken will cook more evenly. Trussing essentially means you are going to tie the bird into a compact little bundle that will help it cook more evenly and also look more presentable when you bring it to the table. 

Trussing is usually done with kitchen twine that secures the legs together and then secures the wings on the other side near the breast. 

Before trussing a chicken, it is recommended you fill the cavity with aromatics such as citrus, onions and herbs because once you’ve done your trussing, you won’t be able to stuff the cavity.

To truss a chicken, you’ll need to start with about 3 feet of kitchen twine, and you’ll secure the legs together at the end by tying the string around them. Next, you’ll take both pieces of twine and then stretch it to the other side of the chicken on the sides where the breast is and tie it at the end tightly, wrapping the wing tips under the string to tuck it into a neat package.

how to truss a chicken

The normal way to truss a chicken with Twine incudes trying the legs and then wrapping the twine around the breast and tucking the wing tips under the twine and then tying at the end. However, now that I’ve found the Turbo Trusser, I no longer need to worry with twine! The Turbo Trusser reduced my trussing time down from 3 minutes to 20 seconds!


Easy as Pie, right? NOT EXACTLY! That’s why I’m so glad I’ve discovered the TURBO TRUSSER!


how to truss a chicken

I smoked this chicken on my Big Green Egg, however the Turbo Trusser can easily be used in the oven, grill, smoker or with a rotisserie.

I actually tried to truss a chicken and recorded myself to make an IG video and it took me about three minutes. It’s not as easy as it looks online. Luckily, I’ve found a better way!


What if I told you there was an easier way that will minimize the time you’ll have to spend touching raw chicken, essentially pushing the easy button on trussing a chicken?

The TURBO TRUSSER makes it easy to Truss a Chicken in under a minute (it only takes about 20 seconds) with NO STRING OR TWINE!

how to truss a chicken

This gorgeous bird was smoked to perfection using the Turbo Trusser on my Big Green Egg. Use code GRILLGIRL for 20% off at TurboTrusser.com


I discovered the Turbo Trusser while at a Hearth Patio BBQ Expo and knew it was going to be a game changer! And now you too can simplify your life and minimize the time you spend touching raw chicken with the TURBO TRUSSER! At only 14.99, this is a must-have gadget for anyone who cooks chicken or turkeys! 


Using the Turbo Trusser makes it SUPER EASY to truss a chicken for rotisserie! All you need to do is Truss your chicken with the Turbo Trusser, and then insert the rotisserie rod into the cavity of the Chicken starting at the neck. The Turbo Trusser will keep the legs and wings tied so the chicken cooks evenly on the rotisserie. 

Use Code GRILLGIRL for 20% off your Turbo Trusser! Give it a try and let me know what you think by tagging me on @grillgirlrobyn on instagram or facebook!

Note: this post was written in partnership with my friends at Turbo Trusser. I only work with Brands I use and recommend ! The Turbo Trusser is GRILLGIRL APPROVED!!


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