Applewood Smoked Chicken

Applewood Smoked Chicken

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10 mins
6 hrs
2 hrs 10 min
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This recipe's smoky flavor accented with mild fruity infusion is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner on the grill.

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1 whole chicken
  • > BBQ Sauce
  • 1 or 2 applewood smoking chips

For the Brine

  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 3 sliced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

For the Rub

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Directions

Step 1 Of 7
1
In a large container capable of containing a whole chicken, combine all of the Brine ingredients together and mix until the salt have dissolved.
2
Split the chicken into two halves then place them into the brine. Brine for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator.
3
Preheat your grill for indirect heat.
4
Mix all of the rub ingredients together then rub the chicken on both sides.
5
Place the chicken halves on the grill grate for indirect cooking. Toss one or two apple wood chunks onto hot coals and close the lid. Smoke for about 2 hours at 250°F.
6
Glaze the chicken with your favorite BBQ sauce then close the lid for another 10 minutes.
7
The chicken is ready to serve when the internal temperature reaches 165°F on an instant read thermometer
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