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Applewood Smoked Organic, Free-Range Chicken {plus 5 strategies for making organic eating affordable} from EricasRecipes.com

Applewood Smoked Organic, Free-Range Chicken

This Applewood Smoked Organic, Free-Range Chicken post includes not only how to make this smoky lovely, but also my tips on how to eat more organic affordably.
Course Main Course
Cuisine chicken, smoker
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Erica

Ingredients

  • 1 organic free-range chicken
  • 1/2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbs Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 can of beer
  • applewood chips for smoking

Instructions

  1. Heat up your smoker according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse your bird and pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, combine the Old Bay, olive oil, and herbs to make a paste. Spread over the whole bird. Season the inside and outside of the bird with salt and pepper.
  3. Stand the bird up and put onto the can of beer (pour off - or drink - ~1/4 of the beer from the can first). Position the legs to help the bird stay up. Insert a temperature probe to moniter cooking into a breast but not touching bone.
  4. Put in the smoker and smoke 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 160F. Remove to rest 10 minutes, then carve and serve.

Recipe Notes

For this occasion, I used a mix of rosemary, oregano, thyme, and chives from my garden. Just use what you have on hand. If you have to buy, I especially recommend rosemary and fresh oregano for this recipe.