• Also, for smoking whole chicken, if you set your smoker to 225-250 degrees, estimate the cook time to be about 40-50 minutes per pound. Once you take it out of the smoker, smoked chicken will continue to cook, something called carryover cooking.


  • Insert the probe into the thickest part of your chicken, and set the digital thermometer to 165°F. Hot Tip: When your chicken reaches 165°F, the smoker will stop cooking and turn on warm mode. Set your smoker to 250°F. Cook time will vary based on the size of the bird, but we estimate about 30 to 45 minutes per pound.

    Beside above, how long does it take to cook chicken breast at 250 degrees? 425F for 14-17 minutes depending on size. I know thats an odd time but my awesome mother got it down to a science. Nothing worse than an over-cooked chicken breast. Cover them and let them rest for at least 10 minutes.

    Then, how long should I smoked split chicken breasts?

    Place the grill rack with the seasoned chicken breasts on it inside the smoker. Insert the attached probe thermometer in the thickest portion of one of the breasts. Close the lid and smoke for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. At 1-1/2 hours, check the internal temperature of the meat with the thermometer.

    How long should chicken be smoked?

    Smoke for 3.5-4.5 hours or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 165 degrees F. You will need to replenish wood chips during the cook time, so keep an eye on your smoker. Remove the chicken from the smoker and let it rest for 10 minutes. Place the chicken on a platter.

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