Texans definitely know their BBQ, and this Texas smoked chicken recipe is no exception. Be the envy of your neighborhood, or go ahead and win that local BBQ competition with this mouthwatering recipe…
Texas Smoked Chicken Ingredients:
- Chicken (halved)
- Chicken brine
- Butter, unsalted
- Chicken broth
- Sweet BBQ sauce (or other sauce)
Seasoning Your Chicken
Step one, inject the chicken halves with your chicken brine. Then proceed to coat on all sides with your favorite chicken rub – a medium coat will do. (If you want some sweet & spicy action going on on your chicken, check out this Homemade Chicken Rub Recipe.
Smoking Your Chicken
Next up, place the chicken halves on your cooker, and keep an eye on them as they cook. What you’re looking for is that nice, mahogany color we all love. No need to worry about temperatures at this point, it will come to that later.
Get the chicken out of the cooker, an place each half into a roasting pan with 1 stick of unsalted butter and about 15 oz chicken broth. Cover the pan and place it back on the cooker.
At this point you’ve got your smoke flavor going on the chicken and you are going to allow your chicken to steam in your roasting pan while covered until internal temperature reaches 167ºF.
Be sure to use a high quality and reliable smoking thermometer to properly measure your internal meat temperature..
Once you hit that mark, get the chicken halves out of the roasting pans, and sauce them with your sauce of choice. Place them back in the pit for one last time, and allow the sauce to set.
Enjoy one of the juiciest, most flavorful chickens you’ve ever had… it’s Texas Smoked Chicken baby!