Whole Chicken in the Smoker

Whole Chicken in the Smoker

July 5, 2018 0 By Admiral BigGun

How long do you smoke a whole chicken in the smoker? I like to cook low and slow to make sure the bird ends up being nice and juicy, so I set my smoker at 225 degrees. The amount of time you leave it in the smoker depends upon the weight of your bird. A good rule (well it’s really more of a guideline than a rule) is about 1 hour 15 minutes per pound… so a 4 pound bird would be 4-5 hours in the smoker.

Make sure to test the internal temperature with a reliable thermometer before removing from your smoker.

4 pound Whole Chicken (Gold ‘n Plump)*
2 ounces Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 cup Chicken Stuffing (Stove Top)*
1/2 stick butter
Beer & Butter Injection …I love this one (LINKY)
Seasoning (Cabela’s beer and garlic seasoning)* 

Olive Wood + Hickory 

1) Rinse chicken with water and lightly pat dry

2) Inject the chicken… like described here
3) Place half of chicken stuffing inside bird, then add 1/2 stick butter, then add the rest of the stuffing, completely filling up the inside of the chicken. Use a skewer to hold cavity shut or optionally tie legs together to keep stuffing inside bird.
4) Cover the entire exterior of your chicken with EVOO

beer bacon chicken

Cover whole chicken with EVOO to prep for the smoker

5) Sprinkle your favorite chicken seasonings over the entire exterior of your chicken.
6) Place chicken in smoker on lowest rack, breast side up… 225 degrees for 4-5 hours
7) IMPORTANT: Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees (If it’s lower than 150 degrees at the four hour mark, I typically increase the heat slightly for the last hour. We want to make sure we get above 165 degrees).

whole smoked bbq chicken

Ready to come out

8) Remove from smoker and allow to rest about 15 minutes before carving.

 

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