Smoked Herb Chicken

Smoked Herb Chicken


"This is a great recipe for smoked chicken. I use chunks of hickory in my grill to impart a smoky flavor to the meat."


4 h 15 m servings 324 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 324 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 30.7 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 124 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat.
  2. Rinse chicken inside and out. Pat dry. Loosen skin around the breast area.
  3. Place three tablespoons of butter in various places under the skin. Mix herbs together and place half under the skin and the other half inside the chicken.
  4. Cook chicken with smoke for 4 hours or until juices run clear when poked with a fork.
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  1. 9 Ratings


Very easy and delicious recipe. I smoked a large roaster for about 4.5 to 5 hours and the chicken was very juicy. I could not taste the herbs throughout the chicken, though; only on the breast...

Excellent! We actually used our charcoal smoker and smoked with mesquite wood instead of cooking this on the grill. The herbs really gave the whole chicken a nice flavor. I added bay leaves in t...

This is very good! I didn't have fresh oregano or basil so I used fresh rosemary sprigs. I put butter under the skin with two fresh rosemary sprigs and fresh parsley. I also put it inside the...

Used soaked mesquite chips and smoked on gas smoker for 4 hours. Really nice flavour! ( I put an onion in cavity and used dried spiced except for parsley which was fresh.

The chicken came out much too dry for me, and I reduced cooking time by 1/2 hour. Definitely check the meat towards the end to see if it is overcooking. Other than that, I used apple chips and i...

While the smoked chicken itself turned out quite nicely, I couldn't really detect the presence of any of the herbs. It seemed like a lot of prep work with very little payoff. Perhaps roasting mi...