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Smoked chicken

From traeger

1 chicken (5-6 lb)

1 T lemon zest

1 lemon

2 T olive oil

1 garlic bulb


4 t kosher salt

4 t dehydrated garlic flakes

3 t onion flakes

1 t dried thyme

2 t dried parsley

2 t black pepper

1 t crushed coriander seed


12 C cold water

3/4 C salt

2 T brown sugar

2 cloves garlic

2 sprigs thyme

2 sprigs rosemary

First get the brine ready. In a large pot, combine 4 cups of water, salt, sugar, garlic, and herbs and bring it to a boil. Give the water a stir until the salt dissolves, then remove from the heat. Top with the remaining 8 cups of water. Give the chicken a home in the brine and place in the fridge overnight.

Seasoning time. Stir all of the ingredients for your seasoning together, cover, and set aside.

The next day: Set the grill to smoke and allow the fire to get rocking, 4 – 5 minutes. Turn the grill up to 225 degrees, and leave to preheat with the door closed for 15 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the brine, and pat it dry with paper towel. Drizzle 2 tablespoons. olive oil over the bird, getting it completely coated. Rub 1 ½ tablespoons of juice of lime and your halved lemon all over the chicken.

Half the lemon and garlic bulb, and stuff them in the cavity of the bird. Place on the preheated grill and cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. It will take 2 ½ to 3 hours. 

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