smoking chicken?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by goat4444, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. goat4444

    goat4444 Fire Starter

    Ive never smoked chicken before i have some chicken quarters that im about to marinaid in mojo,about how long do i smoke chicken for im using an electric smoker that stays about 225 any estamates?
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok first off we smoke bybtemp here not time but I do understand the need for knowing then time factor. Now for chicken parts I would marinade for maybe 2-3 hours and then on to the smoker till the chicken is about 165° or so and then let it rest. Now for the time I would estimate maybe 2-3 hours should be plenty of time.
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yea I would agree with the 2-3 hour time line.
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yup, smoke at 225° - 250° till them parts reach 165° but no more en 170°. An ya round 2 ta 3 hours should do it. Now if ya wanna little crispier skin, pull em bout 10 ta 15° early an finish em up in a 350° oven.
  5. Mojo is mighty tasty marinade. Paired with a nice hickory smoke.umm
  6. captsly

    captsly StickBurners

    I am in agreement on the Mojo! Good on pork also.
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For chicken, don't over do it though. 4 to 6 hours tops. I love it best on beef.

    Chicken skin will come out rubbery though on the smoker unless you can top 325*. I end up throwing the pieces on the gasser for 15 minutes to crisp up the skin.
  8. goat4444

    goat4444 Fire Starter

    I take it when you finish up in the oven you do not cover it just leave it open to crisp the skin.
  9. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    For wood.. I like a mix of 30% mesquite and 70% Hickory for chicken. The mix of the two keeps the Mesquite from over powering the meat flavor. [​IMG]

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