smoking whole chickens

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Jan 29, 2011
I am planning to smoke 2 whole 3.5lb chickens on Sunday for the big game. How long can I expect these to take if I maintain the smoker temp between 200-220 degrees?
I do my chickens at 300-325 in order to have crispy skin.  Chicken really gains nothing from low and slow.  Cook till breats are 160-165 and thighs are 180
Yep, 225 chewy, 300 crispy.   They should only take a couple of hours at 300, but go by temp.   
I just did one Sunday in the SmokinTex which only goes up to 250 and it hit temp right at 3 hours and had a nice crispy skin to boot. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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