110-Minute Smoked Whole Chicken
August 17, 2022 • 0 comments
It only takes about 110 minutes to cook a whole, pasture-raised chicken smoked with mind-blowing juicy flavor on the grill! This is one of our family's favorites. And one of the easiest methods for cooking a whole chicken.
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- Servings: 4 - 5
- Whole Chicken
- Your Favorite Rub
- (1 can or bottle) Beer
- Thaw the chicken overnight in the refrigerator.
- Remove from refrigerator.
- Oil and season with the rub of your choice. We use olive oil, salt and garlic.
- Light a large charcoal chimney filled with lump charcoal.
- When fully lit and top pieces are partially covered in ash (about 15 - 20 minutes):
- Place a small pan (approx 9 x 13) in the bottom of the grill.
- Pour a bottle or can of beer into the pan to steam during the cook. We use a dark beer.
- Pour the lit charcoal evenly on both sides of the pan. The pan not only holds the beer, but it also keeps the coals from being directly under the bird.
- Throw a couple pieces of your favorite smoking wood on top of the coals. We like to use mesquite.
- Place your cleaned and oiled cooking grate on top and place the chicken in the middle of the grill above the pan.
- Cover and leave the vents halfway open to keep the temp of the grill between 350 - 375° F.
- Remove the chicken when it reaches an internal temperature of 150° F (about an hour).
- Cover with foil so the chicken finishes cooking, and let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Carve and enjoy!