smoked pulled chicken recipe

my boyfriend and i are planning to do a lot of smoking this weekend (we have a big chief smoker with apple chips). does anyone have a good recipe for pulled chicken that i can use with smoked chicken? thanks!

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student E. September 3, 2011
thanks for the suggestions! i had also been considering approaching the chicken as i would pork, so good to get some confirmation. i'll let you know how it goes!
Tony S. September 2, 2011
You can treat this almost like you would for pork.

Step 1- Butterfly chicken
Step 2- Brine or season chicken with a simple rub of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika.
Step 3- Get smoker to 225 - 250 degrees
Step 4- Put chicken in skin side down for about 1.5 hours
Step 5- Baste chicken with a mix of 1 part apple juice, 1 part cider vinegar, and 3 parts water. Add some salt or hot sauce to baste so you do not wash off all flavor.
Step 5- Flip to skin side up for about 2.5 more hours, the real key here is measuring temperature. Pull the chicken when the breast meat is 165.
Step 6- Let rest until cool enough to pull
boulangere September 2, 2011
I do this often with pork. Go ahead and smoke the chicken first, then brown it nicely, and finally give it a good long, slow braise. Use the Search and enter braised chicken for some lovely ideas. Sounds wonderful!
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