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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 299 g
(Approx. 4 Servings)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 710 Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41 g 53%
Saturated Fat 11 g 55%
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 265 mg 88%
Sodium 250 mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 82 g
Vitamin A 0% Iron 20%
Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Shiner Brined Smoked Chicken

Prep Time
8 h 30 m
Cook Time
2 h 10 m
Total Time
10 h 40 m
4  People


Recipe makes 4 Servings

2 whole chickens
6 cup(s) water
1/3 cup(s) brown sugar
1/3 cup(s) kosher salt
6 bay leaves
2 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
4 bottles of Shiner Beer
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp Willams Rib Tickler Seasoning
2 cup(s) Parkay Original 60% Vegetable Oil Spread, melted
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Spatchcock (remove back bone) on both chickens.
Bring water to a boil then add brown sugar, kosher salt, bay leaves and black pepper. Simmer 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Remove stock pot from heat and add 6 cups of ice to cool brine.
To brine, place chickens in a tub, cooler, or container. Pour in water mixture and beer. If chicken is not completely submerged, add more water to cover. Place in a fridge or top with ice. Brine at least 8 hours.
Remove chicken from brine and rinse under cold water. Pat dry.
Rub chickens with olive oil then rub with seasoning until completely coated.
Using hickory, heat smoking pit to 250°F.
When smoke is clear, place chickens bone side down in smoker and cook 2 hours, basting every 30 minutes with melted Parkay to help crisp skin.
After 2 hours, baste one last time then season chickens with additional rub if desired.
Increase temperature to 300°F until chicken reaches an internal temperature between 165°F and 170°F.
Rest chickens 15 minutes to allow juices to settle before carving.


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