How to smoke an entire juicy, flavorful, chicken. 

How to smoke an entire juicy, flavorful, chicken.

Chicken is one of the best universal meats around in my opinion. It is so versatile, flavorful, and super lean (the white meat at least). From drumstick to breast, you can find different cuts of a chicken in about any restaurant.


How to smoke an entire juicy, flavorful, chicken.

Here is a simple way to smoke a whole chicken and make use of the entire bird. Enjoy!


Whole Smoked Chicken

Whole Smoked Chicken

Yield: 1 Whole chicken
Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 3 hours 30 minutes

How to smoke an entire juicy, flavorful, chicken. 



  • Whole chicken
  • 1 can pineapple juice
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki
  • chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/8 cup olive oil


  1. Mix all marinade ingredients together in a large bowl (cut the orange, squeeze the juice, and place wedges into bag)
  2. Place chicken in a large ziplock bag
  3. Pour marinade into ziplock bag, remove air, and zip bag shut
  4. Place in large bowl and let marinade for 24 hours
  5. Warm grill/smoker up to around 180ºF
  6. Mix rub ingredients together and rub generously over chicken
  7. Mix the coating ingredients together and dab over chicken
  8. Place in grill/smoker for 30 minutes
  9. Turn heat up between 230-250ºF and leave chicken in for 3 hours, rotating chicken every 1/2 hour
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Whole Chicken Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2736Total Fat: 108gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 72gCholesterol: 526mgSodium: 7383mgCarbohydrates: 265gFiber: 5gSugar: 242gProtein: 178g

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Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.