Southern Smoked Chicken Recipe
1 Kg (2 lb) whole frying chicken or chicken parts
30 Ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
3 Ml (½ tsp) each dried thyme, sage pepper and oregano (or substitute herbs of your choice)
2 Ml (¼ tsp) garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne powder
Pinch of allspice powder
Rub chicken all over with olive oil.
Mix together spices and sprinkle over chicken.
Place chicken or chicken pieces on the smoker racks.
Place chicken in the Bradley Smoker.
Hot smoke chicken using Pecan flavour bisquettes for approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Using a meat thermometer, continue cooking on high until the chicken is completely cooked. The whole chicken should take approximately 4 to 4 ½ hours, about halfway it should be rotated for even cooking.
Serve with BBQ sauce on the side for dipping. For an authentic Southern meal consider also serving rice and beans, or a jambalaya, along with some Southern-style greens, yams or fried green tomatoes and, of course cornbread or biscuits. Finish up the meal with a pecan pie or a peach cobbler for a true Southern touch!