Smoked Meat Bundle Recipes Apsey Farms Pasture-Raised Smoked Whole Chicken

Pasture-Raised Smoked Whole Chicken

Our Pasture-Raised Smoked Whole Chicken Recipe is the healthiest and best way to roast a chicken. Brined overnight, it's tender and flavorful. Our Corn and Soy-Free, Low-PUFA chickens ensure lean and nutritious meat. The slow cooking at 225°F preserves nutrients and minimizes harmful compounds. Enjoy a delicious and wholesome meal with our premium Whole Chicken from Apsey Farms.


  • 1 Whole Chicken (3-4 lbs)
  • Brine: 4 C Water, 1/4 C Sea Salt, 2 Tbsp Honey, 2 Bay Leaves, 1 Tbsp Black Peppercorns
  • Spice Rub: 1 Tbsp Sea Salt, 1 Tsp Black Pepper, 1 Tsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tsp Paprika, 1 Tsp Dried Thyme, 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil


  1. Brine: In a container, combine brine ingredients. Submerge chicken and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat your smoker or grill to a temperature of 225°F.
  3. Thoroughly rinse chicken, pat dry. Mix and combine Spice Rub ingredients. Sprinkle over chicken, add olive oil.
  4. Place the seasoned chicken on the smoker or grill, breast side up.
  5. Smoke chicken for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  6. Rest chicken for 10 min before carving.

Note: Because our chicken is Pasture-Raised, Corn and Soy-Free, and Low-PUFA the meat is more lean and less fatty. This makes it necessary to brine the chicken.

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