chicken times

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by karijo73, May 25, 2014.

  1. karijo73

    karijo73 Newbie

    i know its been asked a thousand times, but i cant find the answers that im looking for. Its my first time smoking chicken.  i want to do two chickens. one beer can, and one spatchcocked. what are the general cooking times, and do i use the smoke the whole time? and do i wet the chips? 
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What smoker are you using?

    My smokers are direct heat.

    I don't soak the chips.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Your spatched chicken is going to cook quicker than your whole bird. As far as times, what temp are you going to run your smoker? For poultry I run mine around 325-350 most the times. A spatched bird takes a hour and some change whole birds hour and a half.-2 hours. With that said I cook poultry till it hits the Proper IT. 165 in the thigh or breast.
  4. karijo73

    karijo73 Newbie

    we have a 40 in masterbuilt . i figured id run it around 275, so i can get the skin as crisp as i can. do i smoke it the entire time?
    Last edited: May 26, 2014

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