Smoked Chicken Half
Defrosted, in the refrigerator, a chicken half and rubbed roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil on and under the skin. Seasoned on and under the skin using Poultry Seasoning found on page 170 of my cookbook. The Wood Pellet Smoker & Grill Cookbook. Wrapped the the seasoned half chicken in plastic wrap and refrigerated for 4 hours.
Preheated my Green Mountain Grills WiFi Controlled Davy Crockett Portable Wood Pellet Grills to 200°F using 100% hard wood CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix wood pellets. Used a foil pan with a small wire rack for the smoking/cooking of the half chicken.
Smoked the chicken half for an hour at 200°F before increasing the Davy Crockett pit temperature to 350°F. Roasted the chicken half at 350°F until the thickest part of the breast reached an internal temperature of 170°F. Rested the smoked chicken half for 10 minutes loosely under a foil tent before serving ... for planning purposes ... About 2½ hours from start to finish (preheat, smoke, roast, rest)
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