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BBQ Dry Rub Smoked Whole Chicken

Tender, juicy BBQ Dry Rub Smoked Whole Chicken with a homemade BBQ Dry Rub that are smoked to perfection. This Smoked Whole Chicken is delicious easy smoker recipe that anyone can make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Chicken, Smoked Whole Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Julie Evink



  • Set smoker to 250 degrees F using wood of your choice. We used competition blend wood, but hickory, apple, oak, pecan and maple would be great too!
  • Rinse the chicken under cold water. Pat dry. Trim any excess skin or fat around neck area on in the cavity of the bird. 
  • Generously rub the chicken with dry rub. Make sure you get all areas of the chicken covered with the spices. 
  • Place the chicken on the smoker rack and close lid. Cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. This can very by chicken size. Ours took about 3 hours and was 3.5 lbs.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 380mg | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.8mg