Grilled or fried chicken is simple to make, but we’ve got a unique recipe for you – smoked chicken! You can now enjoy a whole smoked chicken at home, without waiting for a special occasion. All you need is a few pieces of coal or wooden chips, and you can make smoked chicken in the oven of your kitchen. To know how, read further!
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Wash the chicken thoroughly and place it on the chopping board. Cut the chicken in the middle of the breast. In a bowl, mix all the herbs and spices well.
Place the chicken in a baking dish and rub the spice mix on the chicken generously. Also, apply the mixture inside the portion that you had cut. Wrap the baking dish with the chicken using a plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Place the wood chips in the grill tray. Now, place the chicken on the grill and cook for about an hour and 20 minutes. Cover the chicken to give it a smoky flavour. Flip the chicken to the opposite side after 30 minutes. Use a kitchen thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken, which should be around 73-74° C.
Rest the chicken for 10 minutes and then serve with stir-fried carrots and green beans.
To measure the internal temperature accurately, insert the thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken, like the thighs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the shortest time to marinate the whole chicken?
You should marinate and refrigerate a whole chicken for at least 8 hours (if not overnight) for this recipe.
How can I give the chicken a smoky flavour without wood chips?
Make small balls of aluminium foil and poke holes in it using a fork. Place these on the hot coals directly to give your chicken the desired smoky flavour.