Carolina BBQ smoked chicken
Simple pulled BBQ chicken
Recipe type: entree
Cuisine: American
  • 1 whole chicken rinsed and dried
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup paprika
  • ⅛ cup onion powder
  • ⅛ cup granulated garlic
  • ⅛ cup kosher salt
  • 1½ tbs cayenne pepper
  • 1½ tbs black pepper
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • 4 cups Hickory wood chips soaked
  1. -In a medium sized bowl combine all of the spices.
  2. -Remove the chicken from any wrapping, rinse well and dry. Place the chicken in a baking dish and rub it with the spice mixture. Marinate the chicken for 6 to 12 hours.
  3. -Preheat a grill on medium low or about 200 degrees.
  4. -Using aluminum foil, make a "pan" with 2 inch sides. It should be just large enough for the chicken to sit. Place it on the coolest side of the grill away from the coals.
  5. -Throw the soaked chips on the hot coals about ½ cup at a time and keep the smoke going by adjusting the dampers on your grill. Brush with the vinegar to moisten.
  6. -Smoke the chicken for about 3 hours, while keeping the temperature around 200 degrees.
  7. -Allow it to rest for about ½ an hour and "pull" the meat with two forks.
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