The addition of a Traeger grill to our back patio has opened up a whole new array of insanely delicious recipes that just can’t be duplicated without using a wood-fired, smoked barbecue technique. The layers of natural flavor that the wood provides your meats and vegetables is unlike anything else you’ve ever tasted. This easy-to-make hickory wood smoked chicken recipe roasts for just over an hour and comes out tender, juicy and makes your tastebuds sing.
Hickory Wood Smoked Chicken
- 1 6lb whole chicken
- Caribbean Barbecue Seasoning
- Using paper towels, pat down the chicken to remove any excess moisture.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of Caribbean Barbecue Seasoning all over both sides of the chicken.
- Using hickory wood and the smoker set at 450°, place the chicken on the grates. Let smoke for approximately 1 ½ hours or until it reaches the desired temperature of 170°.
- Remove, carve and serve!
For the roasted asparagus — trim the ends and place in a large bowl or sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and Caribbean Barbecue Seasoning. Lightly toss. Place asparagus on the smoker next to the chicken and let cook for 15-20 minutes until tender. Remove and lightly squeeze fresh lemon juice and serve.
Quite frankly, this could be the best chicken I’ve ever tasted. We served it up alongside some beautiful roasted asparagus and paired with a refreshing, lively bottle of Chardonnay that complimented the hint of spice in the seasoning. For us, it the was the perfect meal to enjoy late into the evening with the sun still out and a warmth in the air. I have a feeling we’ll be enjoying this recipe plenty of times throughout the summer months ahead.
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Written By: Kristin Mansky of Modish & Main