6poundWhole Chickenrefrigerated or thawed from frozen
3tablespoonsCoarse Ground Salt
3tablespoonsCoarse Black Pepper
Butter Nonstick Cooking Spray
Preheat your pellet smoker to 225 degrees fahrenheit.
Lay out the chicken on a clean, flat surface and spray the entire chicken, top to bottom, front to back, with the cooking spray.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the entirety of the chicken. If you feel like it needs more, that’s perfectly fine, it won’t hurt it.
Place the chicken in the middle of the smoker and let it smoke for 1 hour.
Increase the temperature of your smoker to 300 degrees and cook for another 1.5 hours or until the internal temperature in the breast reaches 165 degrees and the thigh at 175 degrees.
Remove from the smoker and enjoy!
If you have a smaller or larger chicken, you’ll simply want to monitor the internal temperature as the size will definitely change the amount of time the chicken will cook.You can easily add more spices or your own homemade rub, if desired. Just be careful to not dry out your chicken.You can use any flavor pellet you like, but I normally use hickory with my chicken and it gives it a delicious flavor.Most pellet smokers come with a built-in meat thermometer. If your smoker does not have one, you get a smoker meat thermometer from Amazon.