Smoked Chicken (Whole)

Smoked Chicken (Whole)

Mr. Fat Pants
Want to smoke the perfect whole chicken on a pellet grill? Here's the recipe!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • pellet grill/smoker
  • wood smoker


  • 1 whole chicken
  • Fat Pants seasoning mix
  • olive oil


  • Remove whole chicken from plastic wrap. (Remove giblits and neck if they are included inside the carcass.)
  • Completely thaw the chicken in your refrigerator (or a water bath). Before taking the next step, make sure the chicken is dry by patting it with clean paper towels or a cloth.
  • Coat the outside with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Generously sprinkle Fat Pants on all sides of the chicken.
  • Place the chicken directly on the smoker/grill and smoke the bird on "high smoke" (approximately 200-degrees) for 1 hour.
  • Turn up the pellet grill/smoker to 325-degrees and smoke the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165-degrees. Remove the chicken from the smoker and allow the chicken to "rest" and redistribute juices for approximately 15-20 minutes before carving and serving.
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