Perfectly smoked chicken recipe

Perfect Smoked Chicken

Perfect Smoked Chicken

Have yourself a perfect smoked chicken! Looking for something delicious and healthy? Try this inexpensive smoked Chicken Recipe!

Perfect Smoked Chicken

Chicken
1 whole chicken, cut in half, backbone, innards, rib, and breastbone removed
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
Soaked hardwood chips, for smoking

Vinaigrette
1 clove garlic, minced
1 anchovy filet, minced
1 pinch crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. fresh-cracked pepper
2 Tbsp. finely diced red onion
1 cup chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. chopped basil
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Wash and rinse chickens after butchering, pat dry. Season both sides liberally with salt and pepper. Place chickens on a pre-heated smoker using lump charcoal and soaked wooden chips. Smoke chicken over indirect heat at 275 degrees F for 75 minutes, or until firm to the touch and skin is crispy. Remove chicken halves, cover with foil and rest at least 15 minutes, up to 1 hour.
Meanwhile, muddle together the first three ingredients for the vinaigrette using a mortar and pestle. Toss together the remaining ingredients until everything just comes together. Check seasoning – adding more salt or lemon juice as necessary.
Cut chicken breasts from thighs, and cut breasts in half. Spoon vinaigrette over chicken. Serve.
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