My First Whole Chicken Smoke

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by culinaryeats, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. culinaryeats

    culinaryeats Newbie

    This was my first attempt at smoking chickens. Took around 4 hours and boy did it smell good!

    Here are a few pics. The first one is mopped with BBQ sauce.


    The 2nd one is Cajun seasonings with Brown Sugar.


    I think chicken is getting close to taking on 1st place of what I like to smoke and eat. Came out great, didn't take long and everyone enjoyed it!

    I did 3 whole chickens, spatchcock style which ended up feeding 8 people. These pics where taken close to pull time. I opened my SFB and crisped up the skin on them before serving.
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They look great!

    We like chicken here too,

    and your right, they always come out good & don't take too long.
  3. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Looks great!  I've been smoking a lot of chicken myself.  I split them too -- I think it works out best for me.  I've been doing brisket or pork for us to have on the weekend, then I always smoke two chickens for lunch during the week.  I just had some smoked chicken salad -- it was quite tasty of I do say so...

    Very nice Qview!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking bird!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I'm not much on the skin myself but that just might make me break the rules with a little moppin. Looks great! [​IMG]
  6. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    good looking yard bird. Makes me want to drag the Bubba out, but just to dang hot right now here in FLA.
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The birds look great

    I have grown fond of the spatchcock method myself, They finish sooner than leaving them whole.

    Thanks for the Qview [​IMG]
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking color on those yardbirds
  9. daddydon

    daddydon Smoke Blower

    [​IMG]Looks like you did great! Bet it was tasty!
  10. I'll take a lower quarter of the cajun and brown sugar one. thank you very much !
  11. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good!
  12. culinaryeats

    culinaryeats Newbie

    Thanks all! My wife wants me to cook for her co-workers this week, so I'm doing a couple more birds and then this weekend the in-laws are coming to visit. I may try some pork tenderloin or something new.
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks like a nice bird
  14. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    About a year ago I would have told you I hate BBQ chicken.  I know think it is my favorite smoke.  Quick easy tasty need I say more.  Do you brine your birds?
  15. culinaryeats

    culinaryeats Newbie

    I didn't brine those but I plan on trying it in the near future. Either way they turned out great IMO!
  16. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you did quite well for your first or any time. Congrats

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