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Smoked Whole Chicken

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Ingredients

3 to 6 pound Whole Chicken

1 recipe for Basic Chicken Brine

¼ cup of seasoning of Choice

Oak Pellets for Smoking

Instructions

Make my recipe for a basic chicken brine and follow the instructions for how to make it. Let the chicken brine overnight or for 8 to 10 hours.

Once the chicken is ready to smoke or grill rinse the chicken off and pat it dry with some paper towels or whatever you hand on hand. Season the entire chicken with your favorite seasoning of choice.

If your smoker requires preheating, preheat it.

Set your smoker to 230 to 250 degrees and smoke your whole chicken for 3 hours. The temperature inside your chicken should read 165 when done. Let the chicken rest for 30 minutes before cutting into it or when it is ready to serve.

Grilling Instructions:

Make my recipe for a basic chicken brine and follow the instructions for how to make it. Let the chicken brine overnight or for 8 to 10 hours.

Once the chicken is ready to smoke or grill rinse the chicken off and pat it dry with some paper towels or whatever you hand on hand. Season the entire chicken with your favorite seasoning of choice.

Set your grill for medium heat (375 to 400 degrees)

Place chicken, breast side down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray over direct heat; cover and cook 7 minutes. Turn chicken over; cook 7 minutes. Move chicken over indirect heat; cover and cook 45 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in meaty part of thigh registers 165°.