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Smoked Chicken Breast on a Pellet Grill

Serve up juicy, smoky chicken breast in less than 2 hours, courtesy of your pellet grill.

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Cooking for 2 people


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp. chicken seasoning, divided

1 Food Prep

  • First of all, if your chicken breasts have tenderloins attached, use a knife to remove them, and save them for another dish (nothing to waste here!). Next, apply a coat of oil and season each chicken breast on both sides with your favorite chicken seasoning.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • Place the thermometer probe into the thickest part of your chicken breast, and position it at the center of your pellet grill.
  • Smoke your chicken breast at 225°F until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. This should take about 1 hour.

  • Optional: If you prefer a slight crust on your chicken breast, smoke your chicken at 225°F until it reaches an internal temperature of 115°F. Then, raise the temperature of your smoker to 375°F until your chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

  • Once your chicken breast has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF, remove it from the grill and let your chicken rest for 10 minutes before slicing to make sure you’ve locked in all of that juicy flavor.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

3 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Chicken Recipe you will keep We gave this recipe a try over the weekend. Great directions and the chicken turned out so good. Definitely a hit with the family and a keeper recipe!
Date published: 2023-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Juiciest Chick Breast Ever! I followed the recipe, exactly. I didn’t follow the part of the recipe that provided a crispy crust, bc my breasts were skinless. The cooking time was actually spot on. The meat was absolutely fantastic! The juiciest chicken breast I’ve ever had!! I highly recommend this recipe.
Date published: 2023-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy and delicious Made chicken breasts on our pellet grill with this 2 step cooking method, and making them this way again. Extremely easy to do, and my wife who isn’t a huge fan of smoked meat, actually prefers the chicken cooked this method. Used Apple wood pellets
Date published: 2022-06-26
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