Chicken is marinated in a simple lemon-lime soda mixture, then smoked all day. This makes delicious, moist, smoked chicken.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • Light charcoal in an outdoor smoker, and wait until the temperature is at 225 degrees F (110 degrees C).

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

644 calories; 34.2 g total fat; 194 mg cholesterol; 206 mg sodium. 19.1 g carbohydrates; 61.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2006
Hmmmm this is different. I ended up adding more spices. I think that this one might have to grow on us. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2006
Not what my wife and I expected way to much citrus flavor!! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2006
Hmmmm this is different. I ended up adding more spices. I think that this one might have to grow on us. Read More
(35)
Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2006
Not what my wife and I expected way to much citrus flavor!! Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2006
Hmmmm this is different. I ended up adding more spices. I think that this one might have to grow on us. Read More
(35)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2008
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 do whole chickens on the Traeger....45 minutes on High 45 minutes on Smoke but added 10 more minutes or so on the Smoke setting. One of the best chickens I've ever cooked but you gotta like the citrus flavor. I imagine the flavor on mine was more subtle than if I'd smoked it for 10 hours like the author did. Very fine recipe and very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2006
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"! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2015
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. What the soda did was make those little birds tender like no other. I have never had such tender meat come out of a smoker before. I am guilty of rubbing some seasoning on the outside of the birds for flavor because I feel that is necessary but the seasoning played no part to the tenderness. That would be the lemon lime soda. Very impressive! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2017
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 smoker heat. Read More