I would to take this opportunity to thank those who nominated me to write for I Love Grilling Meat and share this mustard smoked whole chicken recipe as well as some tips. My passion for grilling/smoking meat began when I was 8 years old. I grew up in a small border town in Texas where our family gatherings were always cookouts.

I remember watching my dad and uncles grilling and just seeing their faces expressing the love they had for grilling. I would take over the grill not only grilling like them but I would experiment with my own seasonings to give the meat a variety of flavors. *Pitmaster Tip: It’s very important to experiment with your seasonings to find your personal flavor sweet spots.

I then taught myself how to smoke meat. Moving forward I took grilling to a whole new level on my own which was familiarizing myself with all types of meats and all different cuts of meats. Most importantly I was determined to choose the right grills and smokers for me to use in order to prepare my meats at the correct temperature and so that they cook properly.

*Pitmaster Tip: The lesson here… you can easily learn to become a brilliant pitmaster if you have willingness, patience, and persistence to learn this craft.

I will always continue to learn more and continue my grilling with on my spare time and every minute I have. I really appreciate the opportunity to share these tips and this recipe with all of you. I would like to end my short intro by expressing a tip to those who have the same passion for grilling and smoking meat…

*Pitmaster Tip: Keep doing what your doing and when you are grilling and smoking your meats do it with all your love and passion because it makes your food taste far more flavorful.

I know it puts a smile on my face when my family and friends compliment my food and enjoy eating it.

Related: Vilma’s Pomegranate Glaze Recipe For Pork Or Chicken

Mustard Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe




1/2C CHICKEN DRY RUB OF YOUR CHOICE (Try this rub for chicken and modify for your liking)





  1. First pat your chicken dry with paper towels
  2. Apply 1/2 cup of mustard and rub it in to the chicken as well as inside the cavity
  3. Sprinkle your chicken dry rub in liberally on all parts of your chicken
  4. Cut a yellow medium onion in four sections and place in the cavity of the chicken along with your sprig of fresh Rosemary, your half of a lemon, and the two whole cloves of garlic.
  5. Set temperature of smoker to 220 degrees. Place whole chicken in your smoker and smoke up to 1.5 hours until internal temperature reaches at least 175 degrees Fahrenheit. During your smoke, flip chicken about two times within the 1 hour time period. Use the extra 30 minutes to make sure the chicken inside is fully cooked.

When chicken is completely smoked on the outside and cooked well in the inside it is ready to cut up and enjoy it with family/friends.

Pitmaster Tip: choose the right chicken wisely. Make sure it is plump and fresh so check the packing date of your bird and you’ll get your monies worth. Follow these best practices for preparing your meat to make sure you get the best possible outcome.

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El Pollo Loco Recipe (Grilled Chicken) Looking for the best El Pollo Loco recipe? Look no further. This recipe takes all the best parts from recipes you might find online and merges them into the definitive El Pollo Loco chicken recipe. It is fairly easy to execute, and perfect to enjoy with your family and friends.