How to smoke a chicken breast on a pellet grill

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Preheat your pellet smoker to 225°F.


Wash the chicken breasts and pat dry. If the chicken breasts have tenderloins attached, use a knife to remove them, and save for another dish.


Slather the chicken breasts with oil and season each chicken breast on both sides with chicken seasoning.


When your smoker has reached 225°F, place the chicken breasts in the center of the grill. Insert a temperature probe into the thickest and most center part of the chicken breast. Smoke at 225°F until the chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. This should take about one hour total. Optional (recommended): If you prefer a slight crust on your chicken breast, smoke the meat 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 a safe internal temperature of 165°F.

Cooking for 2 people


  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • cooking oil
    1 teaspoon
  • chicken seasoning, divided
    1 tablespoon

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