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How to smoke a whole chicken

Smoked whole chicken recipe that is great for your electric or charcoal smoker! Easy, juicy and beginners friendly recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy smoked whole chicken, electric smoker recipes, smoked chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 409kcal


  • Electric smoker


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1/4 cup jerk seasoning


  • Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees with Mesquite or Apple wood chips.
  • Rub chicken with Jamaican jerk seasoning. You can any other rub.
  • Place the chicken in to your smoker. Be careful, its hot! Smoke for about 3-4 hours, checking the temperature. Once the temperature  reaches 160 degrees in the thickest part of the breast, its ready!
  • Remove the chicken and let stand on the counter for about 10 minutes before carving.


Calories: 409kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 359mg | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.7mg