Smoked Pulled Chicken BBQ Recipe
Chicken / BBQ
Smoking the Chicken
We are using the Spatchcock Chicken method (link to our How to Spatchcock Article is below in the notes) - feel free to cook your chicken however you like.
Using kitchen shears remove the backbone from the chicken. Place a small cut on the inside middle of the rib cage. Flip the chicken meat side up and using the palm of your hand press hard on the middle between the breasts. You should hear a crack and the chicken should flatten out.
Using your fingers make space between the skin and meat (at the breast and legs) - then add a small pat of butter in each breast and each leg. Season the meat under the skin and the outside of the skin with Lane's Spellbound Hot.
Set smoker to 275 and place the chicken meat side up. Smoke with cherry wood or your favorite wood/pellets for around 1 hour. OR until the internal temperature reaches 165 in the breast and 185/190 in the leg. - Let rest for 15 minutes.
Making the pulled chicken
Using heat gloves pull/shred chicken and place in a large bowl. I like to shred/slice the skin and add to the mix.
Lightly season the shredded chicken with Spellbound Hot rub and add a cup of Lil Spicy BBQ sauce and mix by hand.
Make your sandwich how you like or enjoy the pulled bbq chicken as a plate.