I am only rating the first half of the recipe; we did not make the gravy. I also used our Traeger BBQ to cook the chicken. The sugar rub made the meat very moist and flavorful. After the initial searing, we covered the bird with a foil tent to keep it from over-browning. I smoked it the last 20 minutes. Delicious and easy. I served it with herbed red potatoes and steamed green beans. I would definitely make it again.