How to smoke chicken

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Chicken was not the first thing to be smoked but it is the first thing a lot of people experiment with. And for good reason, it’s awesome. The great thing about smoking chicken is it only takes half the time of large cuts of meat like brisket and pork. Less time smoking means more time eating and more time watching people delight in the food you’ve made.

Smoking chicken

Time:

1.5 hours, depending on amount


Ingredients:

• Chicken drumsticks and wings

• Sea salt flakes

• 1 tbsp your favourite spice mix

• 1 tbsp lemon infused olive oil

Method

Step 1: Set the temperature

Preheat your smoker to 150°C.


Step 2: Prepare the smoker

If using a gas operated smoker, load the smoking box with wood chips. Add water pan.

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Step 1 & 2

Step 3: Prepare the chicken

Combine the chicken drumsticks and wings in a bowl with the spice mix, olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Step 4: Add the spice mix

Using your hands, evenly coat the chicken with the spice mix.

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Step 3 & 4

Step 5: Cook

Load up the smoker with your chicken and cook covered for 1 hour.

Step 6: Check the temperature

Using a thermometer, ensure that the internal temperature of the chicken is over 75°C.

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Step 5 & 6

Step 7: Time to eat!

Serve up and enjoy.

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