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First attempt at smoked whole chickens

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by mikendebb, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. mikendebb

    mikendebb Newbie

    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!!!
    meateater likes this.
  2. carson627

    carson627 Smoke Blower

    Looks good Mike.  Welcome to the forum.
  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
  4. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    congrats! those are great looking birds! Brining is one of the best cooking tricks ever.
  5. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fine looking birds there.

    Nice job.
  6. Great looking chickens. I bet they tasted awesome!
  7. smokingnd

    smokingnd Smoke Blower

    Amazing looking birds, I can almost taste them.
  8. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on them yard birds! [​IMG]
  9. mikendebb

    mikendebb Newbie

    Thanks Everyone, they were a huge hit!!!
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those turned out great Mike congrats
  11. Thats a great feelin when you knock one out of the park for the first time. Good job Mike!
  12. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job Mike!

    Now you're cruising!

  13. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    REALLY nice looking birds there [​IMG]
  15. coacher72

    coacher72 Smoking Fanatic

    Tremendous!! Job well done.[​IMG]
  16. billm75

    billm75 Smoke Blower

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

    mikendebb Newbie

    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!!!

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  18. kevink

    kevink Fire Starter

    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!!!

  19. skdvr

    skdvr Fire Starter

    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!