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BBQ Bill's Citrus Smoked Chicken

BBQ Bill's Citrus Smoked Chicken


"Chicken is marinated in a simple lemon-lime soda mixture, then smoked all day. This makes delicious, moist, smoked chicken."
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18 h 5 m servings 644 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 644 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 34.2 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 61.4 g
  • 123%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 194 mg
  • 65%
  • Sodium:
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the whole chicken into a large resealable plastic bag. Sprinkle in garlic powder, then pour in enough lemon-lime soda to cover the bird. Seal the bag, and place in the refrigerator overnight to marinate.
  2. Light charcoal in an outdoor smoker, and wait until the temperature is at 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).
  3. Remove chicken from the bag, and place on the grill grate. Discard marinade. Cover, and cook for 10 hours. Occasionally toss a handful of soaked wood chips on the coals.

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  1. 7 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Hmmmm, this is different. I ended up adding more spices. I think that this one might have to grow on us.

Most helpful critical review

Not what my wife and I expected, way to much citrus flavor!!

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Not what my wife and I expected, way to much citrus flavor!!

Hmmmm, this is different. I ended up adding more spices. I think that this one might have to grow on us.

I tried this one last week, not on a smoker but a Traeger wood pellet grill. I used some cheap Safeway brand lemon-lime pop. I could've smoked it on the grill, but chose to cook it like I always...

I do have a smoker so this worked out extremely well. This isn't for grilling but for slow smoking as was stated and was great. No citrus flavor problem for us when smoking.

This worked well for us. Didn't have any problems with too much of a citrus flavor. Hubby used this recipe for both salmon and chicken. YUM and thanks "What's his Face"!

There is only two of us so I decided to use two cornish game hens instead of a whole chicken. I was afraid the lemon lime soda was going to make these sweet but that was not at all the case. Wha...

10 hours to smoke is way to long. Ended up with dry birds. The tastes was good will try again but not cook as long as was suggested and yes it was cooked low and slow. I kept an eye on the smok...

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