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Smoked Chicken with Spicy Apple Rub

Ross in VenturaRoss in Ventura Posts: 7,199
edited 6:12AM in EggHead Forum
This morning was overcast with the Marine Layer in. I just got some of Simply Marvelous Spicy Apple Rub from Steph so I thought I would try some Smoked Chicken. Fired up the Egg to do a cool smoke with Hickory and Apple wood.
Filled the drip pan with Apple juice to help keep moisture and also not get the smoke taste from burnt chicken fat.
Went to Albertsons Market and picked up two 5.5 lb. chickens.

Rubbed them with the Spicy Apple Rub inside and out, and under the skin.
Put the two chickens in the Egg @165* @ 9:30 am.

By 10 am. the the Sun started to poke thru. In the upper middle of of the last picture you can see Pigeon Flying right to left.
By 4:30 am 6-hrs. interior breast temp. @150*.
@ 5:45 pm I ramped up the done temp. to 250*.
@ 7 pm. 9.5 hrs I pulled the chickens internal temp. @170*.

Let rest for 1-hr. and sliced into it, tasty and moist, this well make some great Chicken salads for lunch next week the rest for snacks and diner during the Week. The Apple Smoked Chicken was wonderful and spicy. You should try this Rub. Thanks Steph.

Thanks for looking



  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,125
    Nice looking cook. I am still running on Pat Fest party time. Up at 7AM to bed at 3 AM.. When I get some R/R (rest-recover time) will call you!! Where is that apple rub from?
  • Thanks Richard here is the link

  • Chicken looks great Ross. :)
  • Thank you Sir

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Those are some mighty fine chickens Ross, never cooked them at that temp, suppose they come out more tender this way.....
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Great looking smoked chicken. I'll have to consider this cook whenever I get more toys like the DigiQ.
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • Very tender and juicy Beli, and the Spicy Apple Rub is fantastic

  • It's a great Accessory Barry, my wife jackie and I played 9 holes of golf just after I put the birds on, when we got home the DigiQ was humming at 165*

    That sure looks wonderful Ross. I love the long cooked chicken.

    If you have the time and a little extra chicken give this a try A Great Egg'd Chicken Salad I think you and Jackie will really like it.

  • CNLCNL Posts: 96
    I for one am glad to see this post. I have wanted to do a slow chicken cook since I got my 1st egg 6 years ago but I always see people saying not to leave chicken at low temps for any length due to probability of spoilage. Rather than risk sickness I continue to cook birds at 350 - 450. Always great but that is just a good looking dish. Any thoughts on the low temp issue?

  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Looks very good indeed! I'm thinking chicken salad with grapes/pecans! Yummmmm :)
  • I have a friend that smokes Turkeys for three days @ 165* I have smoked Salmon for 18-hrs. that was raw when I started it

  • Thanks elzbth, this chicken would work well. I'm cutting up some romaine today add the chicken and dressing on the side for lunch at work today

  • Hey Ross, that chicken looks amazing, I cant wait to try it. I also noticed the gasket on your egg. Where did you get it? I burn through mine in less than a years time. Your looks built to last. Thanks
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