ROSEMARY AND LEMON THYME SMOKED CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

1 whole trussed roasting chicken  
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lemon thyme  
1/8 cup crushed garlic  
1/4 cup lemon juice Zest of two lemons 
3 to 4 rosemary sprigs with branch attached

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Remove wishbone and truss chicken. Rub inside and outside with the next five ingredients, reserving zest of one lemon. Marinate for 1 hour. Place hickory wood, rosemary and remaining zest in smoker’s wood box. Smoke-cook at 225°F for 3 hours. Split chicken down breast bone, cut out back bone and serve. Yield: 1 chicken (2 servings)

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