Dinner, In Season, Meat, Outdoor Cooking

Smoked Whole Chicken

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 1h 10 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 6 people

Smoked Whole Chicken

Utensils required


  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2.2kg whole chicken

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, mix all spices and herbs together. Season chicken liberally with the dry ingredients, making sure to rub into all the crevices.

  • Step 2

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place. Place chicken on grill plate, then close the lid

  • Step 3

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid.​ 

  • Step 4

    Turn dial to SMOKER and set temperature to 19C and set time for 1 hour. Select START/STOP to begin cooking. When 15 minutes remain, begin to check chicken if cooked. 

  • Step 5

    Cooking is complete when the chicken reads 74°C on an instant read thermometer. Leave lid closed and let chicken rest for 15 to 30 minutes. Alternatively, remove chicken from grill, cover in foil and let rest for 15 to 30 minutes.