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Whole Chicken Questions

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by bamasmoker77, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. bamasmoker77

    bamasmoker77 Smoke Blower

    I have two whole chickens that I am planning on smoking Sunday evening after church. I do have a few questions.

    1. What is the best temp to cook the chicken at. My MES 30 goes up to 275. My guess was 275.

    2. Should I stick the temp probe in the breast or thigh? I know there are two different temps I am looking for in there.

    3. When the probe is in the breast, should it be closer to the bone or more centered in the breast. How far should I stick the probe in as well.

    4. Where in the thigh should I check the temp?

    5. My plan after reading some post was to cut the chicken where it can be spread in to two halves basically. Is that best or should I just sit it in there whole?

    Thanks for the help and I will make sure to reward with plenty of Qview.
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. bamasmoker77

    bamasmoker77 Smoke Blower