Dad's Best Smoked Chicken

Dad's Best Smoked Chicken

  • Prep: 1 hr 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Serving: 12 servings

A savory smoked whole chicken campout dinner.


  • 3 whole chickens, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 (12 ounce) can lemon-lime carbonated drink


  1. Sprinkle the pepper over the chicken and let set at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Add the butter to a saucepan and melt. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook the chicken over a charcoal fire with hickory or mesquite chips. Turn and baste with the sauce often. Continue until the chicken has cooked, about 1 hour. Baste before serving to retain moisture.


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