Barrel House Cooker Smoked Chicken
Barrel House Cooker Smoked Chicken

Barrel House Cooker Smoked Chicken


January 29, 2017

Smoked chicken with colorful, crispy skin and a juicy, meaty center is possible with the Barrel House Cooker.


  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins


2 whole chickens

1/2 cup poultry BBQ seasoning


1Rub each of the chickens inside and out with about 1/4 cup of your favorite poultry BBQ seasoning. Let rest at room temperature while you setup the cooker.

2Light your coals with a chimney starter. Let burn for 10-15 minutes. Dump into the basket of the Barrel House Cooker. Set the intake to your altitude setting. Set the barrel onto the base, and let the coals burn for another 5-10 minutes with the lid open.

3Stick two hooks into each seasoned chicken, going up through the neck cavity and into each breast.

4Hang the hooks on the H-frame and place it in the cooker.*

5Close the lid and smoke, until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 3 1/2 hours.

6Remove from the cooker. Let rest for 15 minutes. Slice and serve.


*If you use the EZ-Load Top Bar accessory instead of the H-frame, you can place it in the cooker first and then hang the chicken.

For an alternative flavor, rub the chicken with a combination of 1/4 melted butter, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs like rosemary, sage and parsley.

Disclosure: Barrel House Cooker sponsored this post.


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