Item image

Rosemary and Lemon Thyme Smoked Chicken


1 whole trussed roasting chicken
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lemon thyme
1/8 cup crushed garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice Zest of two lemons
3 to 4 rosemary sprigs with branch attached


Remove wishbone and truss chicken. Rub inside and outside with the next five ingredients, reserving zest of one lemon. Marinate for 1 hour.
Place hickory wood, rosemary and remaining zest in smoker's wood box. Smoke-cook at 225°F for 3 hours.
Split chicken down breast bone, cut out back bone and serve.
Yield: 1 chicken (2 servings)