How to smoke chicken

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Smoking chicken

Time:

1.5 hours, depending on amount


Ingredients:

• Chicken drumsticks and wings

• Sea salt flakes

• 1 tbsp your favourite spice mix

• 1 tbsp lemon infused olive oil

Method

Step 1: Set the temperature

Preheat your smoker to 150°C.


Step 2: Prepare the smoker

If using a gas operated smoker, load the smoking box with wood chips. Add water pan.

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Step 3: Prepare the chicken

Combine the chicken drumsticks and wings in a bowl with the spice mix, olive oil and a pinch of salt.

Step 4: Add the spice mix

Using your hands, evenly coat the chicken with the spice mix.

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Step 5: Cook

Load up the smoker with your chicken and cook covered for 1 hour.

Step 6: Check the temperature

Using a thermometer, ensure that the internal temperature of the chicken is over 75°C.

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Serve up and enjoy.

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