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Offline radamo

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Whole Chicken, finish in Oven
« on: May 20, 2012, 05:23:04 am »
I have a 4.5 lb. chicken that I am going to smoke today.  My OBS gets up to about 225 and I was going to smoke for 2 hours.  I am then going to transfer to my oven and finish off for about an hour at 375 to get the chicken up to temp and to crisp up the skin. 

Does 2 hours at 225 and 1 hour (approx.) at 375 sound about right?  I am just trying to time the rest of my meal so I can plan.  Any experienced chicken smoker help is much appreciated.

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Offline Kahunas

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Re: Whole Chicken, finish in Oven
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 05:31:04 am »
Probably a good guess. Just cook it to temperature and you should be fine. I have heard others go with 400 in the oven. I like to finish my chicken in TBE. The basket fits in the bradley so it goes straight from the smoker to the cooker without having to mess with it.
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Re: Whole Chicken, finish in Oven
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 05:57:25 am »
I don't have a TBE so it is the oven for me.  I am teetering between stand up or racked for the chicken.  My last one was stand up so I may rack this one to compare.
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Offline Kahunas

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Re: Whole Chicken, finish in Oven
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 02:30:28 pm »
Oven would work just fine.
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Re: Whole Chicken, finish in Oven
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 06:38:13 pm »
Oven did work fine but temp got to 160 super fast.  I hit 160 in less than 30 minutes.  I think with a bird that small I may have to limit it to 1.5 hours of smoke.  Nice to get some oven time to crisp up the skin.
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Re: Whole Chicken, finish in Oven
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 07:16:08 pm »
You could also leave your smoke time at 2 hours and set your house oven to 350.  More smoke time and a lower cook temp in your house oven. ;)

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Re: Whole Chicken, finish in Oven
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 09:39:26 pm »
You could also leave your smoke time at 2 hours and set your house oven to 350.  More smoke time and a lower cook temp in your house oven. ;)

I have done this before and worked GREAT!


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