Smoked Italian Chicken

Italian dressing mix is the basic ingredient in this marinated chicken recipe.  The longer it marinates the spunkier the flavor.

Ingredients:

1 - 3 to 4 lb. chicken
1 package Italian dressing mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white wine or lemon juice
1 tablespoon dried dill weed

Rinse chicken and pat dry.  Combine remaining ingredients in a jar and shake until well mixed.  Place chicken in a heavy-duty plastic bag with lock-seal, pour Italian marinade over chicken and seal bag.  Coat chicken thoroughly and marinate overnight turning occasionally to coat entire chicken well.  Remove from marinade (pour remaining marinade in water pan) and place on smoker grid to smoke.

Charcoal:  Use 5 pounds charcoal, 3 quarts hot water, 2 wood sticks and smoke 2 ½ - 3 hours.

Electric:  Use 3 quarts hot water, 2 wood sticks and smoke 2 – 2 ½ hours.