Pineapple Stuffed Chicken
Beer can chicken is one of the most tried and true methods for making moist, delicious chicken with no fear of under cooking it. This recipe is probably what helped grow my confidence on the BBQ in the early days because the steam from the beer helps to cook the chicken from the inside and therefore it cooks more evenly and faster. This recipe uses similar principles, but instead of a beer, you put a pineapple core right inside the chicken. This basis for this recipe was invented by my friend Diva Q, but we are going to use some different seasonings, spices and keep our chicken laying down, so follow along or you can check out her recipe here: https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/diva-q-pineapple-stand-chicken
- 1 each Whole Chicken
- 1 each Pineapple
- ¼ cup Spiceology Maui Wowee
- Preheat your smoker to 300 degrees.Season the chicken all over the with Maui Wowee including getting a little on the inside of the bird. Next you want to cut the top off the pineapple (leave the bottom attached!), then run your knife down the sides to remove the fruit from the core while leaving a little base at the bottom (see video below). Push the pineapple core inside the chicken.
Smoking the chicken
- Place the chicken and pineapple core into a foil tray and place it on the smoker for 30 minutes. After 40 minutes take a look and baste the chicken in its own juice and rotate if necessary. Then get the chicken back on the smoker for another 30-40 minutes. You know the chicken is done when you get an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Slice and Serve
- Remove and discard the pineapple and then slice the chicken and serve hot.
Step by Step
- Preheat smoker to 300 degrees
- Season all over with Spiceology Maui Wowee
- Core the pineapple and push it inside the chicken
- Place the chicken in a foil tray on the smoker for 40 minutes
- Baste the chicken in it’s own juices and place it back on the smoker for 30-40 minutes
- When you reach internal temperature of 165 degrees you are done
- Discard the pineapple and slice and serve.
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