Perfect Smoked Chicken Breast Recipe

Smoked chicken breast can be tricky! It’s very easy to dry out your chicken breast in your smoker. With our recipe (and video) we will show you exactly how to smoke a perfect juicy, flavorful chicken breast. I promise this will become a regular in your household as it has in ours. The smoky flavor combined with the juiciness of the chicken breast will keep everyone happy and wanting more!

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Perfect Smoked Chicken Breast

The biggest key to a perfectly smoked chicken breast is to slice your chicken breast no thicker than 1/2 inch. If your chicken breast is too thick, it’s difficult to cook the middle and ends up drying out the entire breast to get it to the correct internal temperature.

I love to buy these thin sliced chicken breasts from Foster Farms (you can get them at Costco). They are the perfect thickness and thaw out very quickly. You want to make sure your chicken breasts are completely thawed out before you start cooking them.

I’ve tried many different recipes for chicken breasts, some which included smoking them on low temperature for long periods of time. These never worked out for me as the breast is such a lean cut. It always ended up drying out the meat and losing all of it’s flavor.

When you apply your seasoning, don’t be afraid to throw it on there. I have a video below that will give you an example of how much seasoning to add to your chicken breasts.

I prefer to cook chicken breast at 350 degrees for 12 minutes per side. This leaves the chicken breast juicy, but with just enough smoked filled flavor to bring a “yum” to all your guests mouths.

How Long To Smoke Chicken Breast

With a thickness of 1/2 inch you should cook your chicken breast for 12 minutes per side at 350 degrees.

Here is the recipe:

Perfect Smoked Chicken Breast

We will show you how to cook the perfect smoked chicken breast. It's very easy to follow with only a few steps!

Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword how long to smoke chicken breast, how to smoke chicken breast, smoked chicken breast, smoked chicken breast recipe, teaeger smoked chicken breast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 101 kcal



  1. Make sure and use thinly sliced chicken breasts. Your breast should be no thicker than 1/2 inch. Feel free to fillet your breast if they are thicker than 1/2 inch.

  2. Preheat Smoker to 350 degrees

  3. Clean grill with scraper

  4. Season your chicken with your favorite seasoning – Mine is Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  5. Cook chicken breasts for 12 minutes on each side

  6. Remove from grill and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Smoked Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here are some other recipes from my smoker that I think you would enjoy:

Smoked Brisket Recipe Long Pin
Smoked Pork Loin Long
Perfect Smoked Chicken Breast Pin


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