The Sweetest & Most Savory Smoked Chicken Breast

Chicken breast often gets a bad rep in the BBQ community. Personally, I think it all comes down to the cook’s inability to get a juicy product with a nice finish. Chicken breast, when smoked correctly, can provide a nice bite followed by an intense heat or a smokey flavor profile; depending which rubs you use. You can feed a crowd on a budget with chicken breasts or create a nice meal after a long week day. 


  • Six boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp of kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp of cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of onion powder
  • 1 tbsp of lemon peel
  • 2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil


  • Begin by patting each breast completely dry
  • Rub the olive oil onto each breast as a light coating binder
  • Liberally season each breast with your seasoning mixture
  • Set your smoker to 225F and let the prepared breasts sit at room temp while smoker preheats
  • When grill is at temp, place breasts on grill and insert a thermometer into one of them
  • Let them roll in smoke for about 45 minutes or until 165 IT
  • Pull from grill and let them rest for about ten minutes
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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