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!Jump to Recipe
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!
- 3 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 1/4 tsp Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
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.
Preheat Smoker to 350 degrees
Clean grill with scraper
Season your chicken with your favorite seasoning – Mine is Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
Cook chicken breasts for 12 minutes on each side
Remove from grill and enjoy!
Here are some other recipes from my smoker that I think you would enjoy: