Preparation / Directions:
Rinse chicken, pat dry and rub with oil. Combine lemon juice with tarragon and rub into cavity of chicken. Sprinkle outside with garlic salt and seasoned pepper.
Place chicken on smoker grid and water smoke. Charcoal: Use 5 pounds charcoal, 3 quarts hot water. 2 wood sticks (I like apple), and smoke 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
ElectriC: Use 3 quarts hot water, 2 wood sticks and smoke 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
My favorite smoked food is smoked poultry. It is so moist and flavorful when water-smoked. Try this simple recipe as is or use white wine or fruit juice (I prefer apple juice) in water pan and see if you agree -- smoked poultry is the best. I use apple wood sticks for smoking this. Pecan is also nice, if you can get it.