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smoking chicken?

post #1 of 9
Thread 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?
post #2 of 9
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.
post #3 of 9
Yea I would agree with the 2-3 hour time line.
post #4 of 9
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.
post #5 of 9
Mojo is mighty tasty marinade. Paired with a nice hickory smoke.umm
post #6 of 9
I am in agreement on the Mojo! Good on pork also.
post #7 of 9
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.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I take it when you finish up in the oven you do not cover it just leave it open to crisp the skin.
post #9 of 9
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. icon_cool.gif
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