I cook chickens at all different ranges of temperature, if you want smoke, smoke it for 30 mins at 300F, then ramp up and finish at 450F. A little baste of olive oil or butter makes for a good skin just before the high temperature.
I think it makes a difference, I hate reheated chicken, unless I planned for it by just undercooking the chicken the first.
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