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First attempt at smoked whole chickens

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

Hello all,


Taken directly from the Labor Day 2010 newsletter archives, smoked my first whole chicken and it came out amazing and very moist.


Brine per instructions, used McCormicks Grill Mates Applewood Rub and smoked with cherry wood.


Rubbed and ready to smoke. Used the Weber as a table.




In the smoker they go




A couple hours later




I have never made chicken this good before.


This site and forum rocks!!!


Thanks to everyone!!!

post #2 of 24

Looks good Mike.  Welcome to the forum.

post #3 of 24

Congrats on your birds, Looks like a seasoned pro did them! Just imagine what you can do next! With all the great info here, the possibilities are endless.

post #4 of 24

congrats! those are great looking birds! Brining is one of the best cooking tricks ever.

post #5 of 24

Fine looking birds there.


Nice job.

post #6 of 24

Great looking chickens. I bet they tasted awesome!

post #7 of 24

Amazing looking birds, I can almost taste them.

post #8 of 24

Nice job on them yard birds! points.gif

post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks Everyone, they were a huge hit!!!

post #10 of 24

Those turned out great Mike congrats

post #11 of 24

Thats a great feelin when you knock one out of the park for the first time. Good job Mike!

post #12 of 24

Nice job Mike!


Now you're cruising!



post #13 of 24

Those smoked chickes rock don't they. Great Job! I am pumped to smoke a bunch of whole turkey's myself this weekend.

post #14 of 24

REALLY nice looking birds there PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

post #15 of 24

Tremendous!! Job well done.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

post #16 of 24

Tasty looking birds you have there.  One of my favorite things to smoke is whole chicken.  Great job!

post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thanks, they were!!!


I was a dork and did take any pics but I smoked my first turkey the weekend before.......was really good too.


Smoked my favorite meatloaf recipe, my moms, the day before that, everyone loved it too.


Totally digging the smoke!!!



Edited by mikendebb - 11/17/10 at 5:32pm
post #18 of 24

Looks so delicious!  Now that you have the first one under your belt, you can start putting your own mark on the classic smoked chicken!  I saw you had an onion on the grate below the chicken.  Good idea!  Have you thought about stuffing the cavity with vegetables, etc?  Sometimes I put a little drip pan down to catch the liquids coming off the bird for a nice gravy starter.  The possibilities are endless!


Keep the qview comin!!!



post #19 of 24

Can you share a link to the recipe?  I am new to the forum and still having a tough time navigating around....


The birds look Awesome!




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