Southern Smoked Chicken Recipe

Take your taste buds on a trip to the South with our smoked chicken recipe! Featuring tender, juicy chicken infused with smoky flavour and a blend of classic Southern spices, this dish is the perfect addition to any summer BBQ or weeknight dinner.


1 Kg (2 lb) whole frying chicken or chicken parts

30 Ml (2 tbsp) olive oil

3 Ml (½ tsp) each dried thyme, sage pepper and oregano (or substitute herbs of your choice)

2 Ml (¼ tsp) garlic powder

Pinch of cayenne powder

Pinch of allspice powder


Rub chicken all over with olive oil.

Mix together spices and sprinkle over chicken.

Place chicken or chicken pieces on the smoker racks.

Smoking Method:

Place chicken in the Bradley Smoker.

Hot smoke chicken using Pecan flavour bisquettes for approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Using a meat thermometer, continue cooking on high until the chicken is completely cooked. The whole chicken should take approximately 4 to 4 ½ hours, about halfway it should be rotated for even cooking.

To Serve:

Serve with BBQ sauce on the side for dipping. For an authentic Southern meal consider also serving rice and beans, or a jambalaya, along with some Southern-style greens, yams or fried green tomatoes and, of course cornbread or biscuits. Finish up the meal with a pecan pie or a peach cobbler for a true Southern touch!


Pecan Wood Bisquettes

With a sweet and mild flavour, making it the milder cousin to Hickory, Pecan Bisquettes pair well with poultry, beef, pork, lamb, game, and water fowl.

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