Smoked Herb Chicken

I wanted to try something different so I “butterflied” a chicken and smoked it with just butter and herbs. This turned out so incredibly delicious that I am excited to smoke other things as well. The chicken was moist and flavorful, a real treat! Maybe a turkey will be in the smoker next!!

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Smoked Herb Chicken 

1 whole chicken
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 T fresh thyme, chopped
1 T fresh sage, chopped
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped

Using a pair of kitchen shears or a sharp, heavy knife, cut and remove the back bone so the bird can lay flat. Mix the herbs with the butter. Separate the skin from the breast and rub the herb-butter in between. Rub remaining butter over the outside of the chicken.
Smoke at 225 – 250 degrees until internal temperature reaches 165, about 3-hours.

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Source:  3GuysOutside

Smoked Herb Chicken
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Serves: 4 - 6 servings
 
I wanted to try something different so I "butterflied" a chicken and smoked it with just butter and herbs. This turned out so incredibly delicious that I am excited to try other things as well. The chicken was moist and flavorful, a real treat! Maybe a turkey will be next!!
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 T fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 T fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
Instructions
  1. Using a pair of kitchen shears or a sharp, heavy knife, cut and remove the back bone so the bird can lay flat. Mix the herbs with the butter. Separate the skin from the breast and rub the herb-butter in between. Rub remaining butter over the outside of the chicken.
  2. Smoke at 225 - 250 degrees until internal temperature reaches 165, about 3-hours.

 

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