Smoke whole chicken the easy way with this electric smoker recipe. Prepared with a wet brine and herb BBQ dry rub, and smoked over applewood, this smoked chicken is bursting with barbecue flavor.
Put simply, the quality of the finished article is so much more superior than any other form of cooked chicken, whether that be rotisserie or store-bought. A whole smoked chicken is what you need to have in your life today. It’s moist. It’s juicy. And, yep, it’s smokey.
Cooking it in an electric smoker still captures the smokey flavors of traditional barbecue chicken. All while retain the moisture needed for good flavor, and aromas of the food, for a fully rounded plate of smoked chicken.
Times & Temperatures
Smoking the whole chicken takes 225°F (107°C) and takes about 45 minutes per pound of meat. This can take about 2-4 hours in total, but ultimately depends on when the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165°F (75°C).