Smoked Chicken Breast

This smoked chicken breast recipe tastes great served alongside a spicy coleslaw for a summer picnic. I smoked my chicken on my Green Mountain Pellet Grill, but you can use any type of smoker for this recipe. The recipe for smoked chicken breast starts out with a chicken dry rub, and includes a delicious chicken mop. Hope you enjoy it!


Smoked Chicken Breast

Rating: 51

Serving Size: 6

Smoked Chicken Breast


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Chicken Rub:
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Citrus Mop:
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon citrus zest
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Mix up dry rub ingredients.
  2. Place 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves on saran wrap and cover with another layer. Pound with mallet until they are of even thickness. Remove top layer of plastic.
  3. Coat chicken with the dry rub on both sides. Let sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  4. Drizzle chicken with about half of the citrus mop.
  5. Preheat smoker to 220 F. Lay chicken on the smoker and smoke for about 30 minutes. Halfway through the cooking process, mop them with the rest of the citrus mop.
  6. When chicken reaches 161-165, remove them from the smoker. Serve with cole slaw and barbecue sauce, or make into sandwiches.

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