Tender, juicy Dry Rub BBQ Smoked Chicken Breasts with a homemade BBQ Dry Rub that are smoked to perfection. A great, easy smoker recipe that anyone can make!
Smoked Chicken Breasts
How do juicy, smoked chicken breasts with a homemade BBQ Dry Rub sound? If you are nodding your head in agreement that they sound amazing then I have a treat for you today! These chicken breasts have a BBQ Dry Rub that’s homemade, then they are smoked on a pellet grill. They are so juicy and delicious with tons of flavor.
If you are looking for an easy smoker recipe to get your feet wet in using your pellet grill or if you are looking for a smoker recipe that you can make quickly this is it!
A lot of pellet grill or smoker recipes require you to be round all day but these smoked chicken breasts are one of the quicker recipes that we love!
These smoked chicken breasts were born from my husband telling me that we needed some more quick smoker recipes. He wanted to be able to smoke meat during the week instead of having to smoke it on the weekend when he was around during the day to tend to it.
I knew if he felt this way then there were more than likely several of you that felt this way too!
BBQ Smoked Chicken Breasts
First thing I did was coming up with a dry rub for the chicken breasts. The one I came up with was this BBQ Dry Rub for chicken, but use any of your favorite dry rubs and this cooking method and they will be delicious!
I love having a few dry rubs in the cupboard because then when its time to smoke the meat I have a few options to pick from and you can mix up the flavors easily.
Does anyone simply love to use their smoker because it’s smells so darn good? I’m pretty sure I could just stand outside and smell the delicious smoky flavor coming off that smoker and be a happy woman, well as long as I get to taste test the recipe at the end!
I often wonder if the neighbors are jealous of us when we are smoking? I’m sure I would be if it was them.
Maybe it’s a good new plot together with our neighbors more often?
Why is it that you live so close to people, yet we rarely interact?
We have one neighbor we see a lot of in the summer because they have a son that is Miss K’s age and they are often found plotting what to do next! They sure keep us on our toes. Rylin is not far behind in their antics most of the time! Just wait until our third joins the club. We will be one our toes all the time!
But in the dead of winter everyone tries to stay inside so much all we get is a brief wave as we leave neighborhood at the same time. Darn that old winter. That’s why I’m glad summer is coming and we can be outside enjoying the weather.
Even if it’s simply to watch my husband make my meal 😉
Oh, wait you thought I bought his pellet grill for him didn’t you?
Sorry, nope that wasn’t the case. It was totally because I wanted him to make me dinner. See, it’s all about me all the time.
I’m kidding! But, seriously it’s a great side benefit to having one!
If you are looking for a basic, easy smoker recipe to start with or a quick one this is it! These BBQ Smoked Chicken breasts are so tender and juicy.
Plus, I always make extra because they are delicious leftover for sandwiches or on salads for the week!
How to Make BBQ Smoked Chicken Breasts
Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees. We used competition blend pellets in our pellet grill, but hickory, apple, pecan and maple would be great too!
Pound chicken breasts until they are about 1/2” thick. This will help them cook evenly. Then rub them with your dry rub liberally.
Place chicken breasts on smoker. Close pellet grill lid and cook at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes or until chicken breasts reach 165 degrees F.
Let rest 5-10 minutes and then enjoy!
When you’ve mastered this recipe be sure to try Smoked Ribs next!
COMPLETE YOUR BBQ SMOKED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH:
- Grilled Caesar Salad
- Fiesta Pasta Salad
- Baked Potatoes on the Grill
- Grilled Pineapple
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
BBQ Smoked Chicken Breasts
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2-3 Tbsp BBQ Chicken Rub
- Preheat pellet grill to 250 degrees. We used competition blend pellets in the pellet grill.
- Pound chicken breasts flat, about 1/2'' thick. Rub dry rub all over chicken breasts.
- Place chicken breasts on smoker. Insert temperature probe into middle of chicken breasts. Close pellet grill lid and cook at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from pellet grill and let rest 5-10 minutes.