Help semi newbie with smoked chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by tingram, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. tingram

    tingram Newbie

    Hi, unfortunately I had to reregister with a different name, not sure what happened. Otherwise I would have posted this yesterday.

    Thought after a year of my smoker purchase I would finally try chicken. I'm going to soak the chicken in a brine for several hours.

    My question is this, how long per pound should I plan to smoke a whole chicken @ 225/250?

    Also, I was wonering if I should try a rub also with the brine?

  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First things first you need to stop into roll call please an introduce yoirself properly. Then to your chicken just brine it and then you add your rub what ever that mite be. Then you smoke it at about 225-230 you can go as high as 300 to crisp the skin but mine does just fine. Just smoke it to about 165 in the thigh and 180 in the breast and you should be just fine. So happy smoking and go to roll call please.
  3. george

    george Fire Starter

    Last weekend I did a 5# Chicken and it took 5 hrs. using a propane smoker at 225
  4. tingram

    tingram Newbie

    Thanks George, that's what I was looking for.
  5. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would not smoke poultry below 250 but that is me. I cook to internal of 170-175 ish but I am also old. LOL
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang, 3 1/2 hours for me, but I smoke at 250 to 275º. Chicken does not need low and slow.
  7. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    250 degrees minimum - 300 wouldn't hurt.

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