Smoked Lemon Chicken

Smoked Lemon Chicken

This is a great smoked chicken recipe that has a lot of flavor! This recipe will produce chicken so tender you can just lift the meat from the bones.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Remove any excess fat or hanging bits of skin from the outside of the chicken. Wipe and clean out the cavity with paper towels.
  2. Step 2

    Rub with lemon juice and salt. Mix bread crumbs with garlic, pepper, tarragon.
  3. Step 3

    Stuff chicken to 1/3 full and add the whole lemon. Add remaining stuffing. Let sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Step 4

    If smoking, prepare smoker with fruitwood chips and add chicken when coals are 80% white, and cook for 2 to 3 hours. If grilling, preheat the grill with fruit wood chips, place chicken on rotisserie rod (some of the filling might come away during grilling) and cook for 1 to 1.5 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken (particularly in the thigh) reaches 175 F. 
  5. Step 5

    Once cooked, remove from heat and tent with aluminum foil. Let chicken rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Remove stuffing and lemons. Carve chicken and serve with your favorite sides.