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Duce's Smoked Alabama Chicken Recipe

Duce's Smoked Alabama Chicken Recipe


1 whole chicken, split in half 

3 cups buttermilk 

1 cup pickle juice 

2 tablespoons Duce's Wild Poultry Rub (for the brine) 

Duce's Wild Poultry Rub (to taste, for coating the chicken) 

Duce's Wild Alabama White Gold BBQ Sauce to taste 

Cornbread and bread-and-butter pickles for serving 

Method: Brine the chicken: In a large bowl, combine 3 cups of buttermilk, 1 cup of pickle juice, and 2 tablespoons of Duce's Wild Poultry Rub. Add the chicken halves, ensuring they're fully submerged. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 

Preheat the smoker: While the chicken is brining, preheat your Gateway Drum Smoker to 275 degrees. 

Prepare the chicken: After brining, remove the chicken from the mixture and pat it dry. Generously apply Duce's Wild Poultry Rub on both sides of the chicken. 

Smoke the chicken: Place the chicken halves on the smoker, skin side up. Smoke until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This usually takes about 1.5 hours, but the exact time may vary depending on your smoker and the size of the chicken. 

Dunk the chicken in the sauce: Once the chicken has reached the correct internal temperature, remove it from the smoker and quickly dunk it in Duce's Wild Alabama White Gold BBQ Sauce. Make sure the chicken halves are fully covered in the sauce. 

Set the sauce: Return the chicken to the smoker for an additional 10 minutes. This will help to set the sauce and give the chicken that final, mouth-watering, glossy finish. 

Serve: Remove the chicken from the smoker. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving. 

Serve it with warm cornbread and a side of bread-and-butter pickles for the perfect BBQ meal. Enjoy your BBQ! 

Duce's Smoked Alabama Chicken: 

A Perfect Symphony of Flavors Duce's Wild BBQ is all about marrying traditional techniques with innovative flavors. This recipe, Duce's Smoked Alabama Chicken, exemplifies the philosophy perfectly. This BBQ dish harmonizes the savory notes of your smoked chicken with the tangy punch of Duce's Wild Alabama White Gold BBQ Sauce

The journey to thiDuce's Smoked Alabama Chickens mouth-watering dish begins with a whole chicken, split in half and brined for at least two hours. The brine, a mix of buttermilk, pickle juice, and our Duce's Wild Poultry Rub, works its magic by infusing the chicken with an explosion of flavors and ensuring its ultimate juiciness. 

While the chicken is soaking up all those wonderful flavors, we prepare our K4L Drum Smoker. Preheating it to a stable 275 degrees, we create an ideal environment for our chicken to smoke. 

After the brining process, the chicken is carefully removed, patted dry, and generously rubbed with our Duce's Wild Poultry Rub. This additional layer of flavoring ensures that every bite of our chicken offers a beautiful symphony of tastes. 

The chicken is then placed on the smoker, skin side up, and smoked until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This typically takes about 1.5 hours. As the chicken smokes, it absorbs the delicious smoky flavor that will make your taste buds dance. 

You are not done yet! The pièce de résistance comes when you quickly dunk the hot smoked chicken in Duce's Wild Alabama White Gold BBQ Sauce. Coating the chicken in this tangy, slightly sweet sauce adds an extra level of flavor and complexity to the dish. To set the sauce and give our chicken a beautiful, glossy finish, we return it to the smoker for another 10 minutes. 

Duce's Smoked Alabama Chicken is then ready to serve!

Serve alongside warm cornbread and a side of bread-and-butter pickles. This combination creates an ensemble of flavors and textures that truly encapsulates the spirit of a southern BBQ feast. 

Give Duce's Wild Smoked Alabama Chicken recipe a try at your next BBQ. It's not just about eating; it's about savoring the whole experience of BBQ, which is a blend of tradition, innovation, and, most importantly, passion. Recipes, tips, and tricks to transform you into a true BBQ Boss! - Duce' Wild BBQ Team

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