How to Smoke a Whole Chicken They key to smoking a whole chicken is knowing the perfect time to take it off the smoker. This can be difficult because it is such a large cut of meat made up of many smaller cuts. Wings typically tend to get overcooked before the larger breast meat is fully cooked. The key is to use an instant-read meat thermometer and stick it in the deepest part of the breast meat to check for an internal temperature of 165 degrees
This smoked chicken recipe is so tasty. The chicken turns out moist and juicy. A whole chicken is cooked at 165 degrees but it gets more tender if you bring the internal temp to 180 degrees. If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free beer.