1 tablespoon Honey
1 ½ Lemon
4 tablespoons Pit Boss Champion Chicken Seasoning
4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1, 4 pound Chicken, Giblets Removed and Patted Dry
This smoked chicken recipe is perfect for your Pit Boss Wood Pellet Grill or smoker. Easy to prepare and smoke, a whole chicken is halved and topped with a lemon honey glaze for a nice combination of zesty, sweet flavors.
Depending on the size, it can take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours to smoke a whole chicken at 225°F.
This recipe cuts the chicken in half, allowing the chicken to smoker faster and absorb more smoke flavor into the meat.
On a clean cutting board, place the chicken breast side down. Using the kitchen shears, cut on either side of the spine all the way up either side of the back and remove the spine, discarding. Flip the chicken over, breast side up. Using a very sharp knife, cut the chicken in half through the breastbone.
Generously sprinkle the chicken halves with Champion Chicken and let the chicken sit at room temperature for one hour. For more than an hour, let it dry brine in the refrigerator.
It is recommended to use Apple Hardwood Pellets with this recipe for its sweet and light aromas.
This recipe uses Champion Chicken Seasoning.
Spice it up a little and add a tablespoon of our Mandarin Habanero Seasoning to your rub.