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Rosemary Lemon Spatchcock Smoked Chicken

Rosemary Lemon Spatchcock Smoked Chicken

A flavorful classic whole chicken completed in cast iron on a smoker.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Marinating Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Smoker
  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 1 whole Chicken
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 4 tbsp Avocado Oil divided.


  • Butterfly or "Spatchcock" chicken by removing the spine and rib bones and laying the chicken flat.
  • In a large gallon sized zippered bag, add all remaining ingredients less 2 tbsp oil. Add whole chicken to bag and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (up to 24 hours). Flip bag a few times to evenly marinate.
  • Preheat smoker to medium-high (around 325deg).
  • Add remaining oil to cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Place chicken (Reserve marinade), breast down, in skillet and cook for 7 minutes. Flip chicken and cook another 7 minutes. Add reserved marinade to skillet.
  • Cover skillet with foil and place in smoker for 1 hour. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for about 10 minutes before removing to serve.
Keyword cast iron, Chicken, citrus, lemon, rosemary, smoked chicken
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