Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe

Don’t rotisserie your chicken… smoke it! This Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe is the bomb and takes just minutes to prep for the smoker.

The key to a delicious whole chicken, either roasted, grilled, baked, or smoked, is to make sure the chicken is either brined or injected. You can get a nice chicken without the brine or injection sauce, but it certainly won’t be as tender, juicy or tasty.

So, try out my Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe and share it with friends.

Enjoy!

Smoked Whole Chicken

By author Dish Ditty Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Injection Marinade
  • 1 tablespoon Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Black Pepper

Directions

Preheat your smoker
Step 1
It is important to get your smoker ready. The chicken only takes a few minutes to prepare, so startup your smoker. I used apple wood pellets, but cherry or any other fruit tree would work well. Preheat the smoker to 225-250 degrees.
Preparing the Chicken
Step 2
Pour injector sauce into cup for pulling into marinade injector. Double wash and rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
Step 3
Separate the skin from the breast. Using the syringe filled with marinade injector, at an angle, inject ½ the syringe into one back of the breast and the remaining syringe into the front of the breast. Repeat on the opposite breast using 2 full syringes for the breast meat. Next, use one full syringe per thigh/leg, piercing between the thigh and leg rocking back and forth while injecting. Total syringes will be 4.
Prepare the Chicken
Step 4
In a bowl, combine all the seasonings together. Rub all over the chicken, inside and out.
Let it rest for about 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with BBQ sauce if desired. Wrap whole chicken in tin foil if you aren’t ready to serve it.
Step 5
Smoke the chicken at 225-250 degrees for 2-2.5 hours or until temperature reads 165 degrees in the thigh and breast.

Whole Smoked Chicken Recipe by Dish Ditty Recipes

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    Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe

    The key to a delicious whole chicken, either roasted, grilled, baked, or smoked, is to make sure the chicken is either brined or injected.  You can get a nice chicken without the brine or injection sauce, but it certainly won’t be as tender, juicy or tasty.  So, try out my Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe this labor day weekend and share it with friends.

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