Garlic stuffed whole chicken

What to do if you love garlic so much that you want to stuff a whole chicken with it? “Just do it” is my motto. I bought a whole jar of peeled and brined garlic cloves and the best chicken I could find. The result is phenomenal.
It seems overkill, but it’s the most delicious garlic chicken you ever ate without pissing anyone off. It’s very addictive, and you keep on eating.

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 608 kcal


  • 1 piece whole chicken
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 pieces peeled and brined garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley

BBQ rub

  • 1 part salt
  • 1 part paprika powder
  • 1 part curry powder
  • ½ part onion powder
  • ½ part garlic powder
  • ½ part ground black pepper


  • Mix up the ingredients for the dry rub and sprinkle it on the skin of the chicken. Also, make sure you coat the inside of the chicken with the rub.
  • Put a pan on the fire on medium heat and pour in the olive oil. Put in the garlic cloves and fry them until they shrunk to half the size. When they are brown and soft they are perfect.
  • Add the ground black pepper and parsley, stir it well and take the pan off the fire.
  • Take a skewer and sow up the cavity at the head of the chicken to seal it off. Put the still warm garlic cloves in the chicken and sow of the other end so they don’t fall out.
  • Fire up the smoker to a temperature of 140°C/284°F. Put the chicken on the grates and stick a thermometer in the breast without touching the bone.
  • Smoke the chicken to a core temperature of 65°C/149°F and let it rest for 20 minutes before serving.



Calories: 608kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 37gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 236mgPotassium: 487mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 483IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken, garlic, Smoked, Whole Chicken
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