First Smoked Chicken

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by jeffinmi, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. The CSRs were so good the other day, I decided to try a whole chicken. It was just over 5 lbs. I brined it for about 4 hours in a simple salt/sugar brine, took it out of the brine and let it set in the fridge overnight, spatchcocked it, then wiped it with olive oil and added some rub. Once the MES was hot, in went the bird. It took just a bit over 3 hours with my MES set at 275 (which means about 260), and when the breast hit 165 I pulled it and let it rest for a few. I used apple chips, and I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised at how juicy and flavorful it is!

     
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  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great !
     
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks really good, Jeff. You got some awesome color, there. Thumbs Up
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking bird!

    POINTS!
     
  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That is a pretty bird!  [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  6. Thanks for the compliments and points guys!
     

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