How long does it take to smoke a whole chicken?
How long does it take to smoke a chicken?
The size of your bird will dictate how long your chicken takes to cook.
Roughly speaking, it takes about 3-5 hours to smoke a whole chicken, or approximately 45 minutes per pound at 250 degrees F.
How long does it take to smoke a whole chicken at 225 degrees?
Place the chicken in the smoker and smoke, maintaining a smoker temperature of between 200° and 225°F, replenishing the wood chunks or chips as needed, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a leg registers 165°F, 3 to 5 hours.
How long does it take to smoke a 5 pound chicken?
I would smoke a 5 lb. chicken for 3 or 4 hours (130°F), then finish in the at 400°F oven until it reaches 170°F (approximately 45 minutes). It should turn out moist and full of flavour.
How do you smoke chicken at home?
Place the chicken on a hot grill over medium-heat with the meat side down. Grill over the wood chips for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Cover, this will keep in the smoke and to prevent oxygen from igniting the smoking wood. After 30 minutes turn the chicken to its opposite side.