Traeger Smoked Chicken Breasts are an easy way to grill lean juicy meat with added smoke flavor in a delicious 30 minute recipe!
Pellet Smoker Chicken Breasts
If you love boneless chicken breasts as much as I do, you’ve got to try these juicy breasts seasoned and smoked to perfection on your Traeger pellet grill! They are perfect for an easy peach summer salad or just about any recipe that uses cooked chicken!
Meal Prep Chicken Breasts
The reason I love chicken so much is because it is incredibly versatile. From wraps and salads to easy entrees, having pre-cooked chicken in the refrigerator makes for quick weeknight dinners or easy meal prep lunches.
Pack up your smoked chicken breasts and vegetables in your favorite meal prep containers for easy meal prep.
Smoked Chicken Recipes
If you are a fan of meal prepping, you will love these simple smoked chicken breasts. The possibilities truly are endless for easy recipes to use them with. Here are just a few of my favorite ideas!
- Buffalo Chicken Vegetable Pizza
- Avocado Corn Chicken Nachos
- Harvest Chicken Quinoa Salad
- Cheesy Chipotle Sliders
How to make smoked chicken breasts on pellet grill
These chicken breasts are a simple 30 minute recipe that you can throw together in no time. To get started, season your chicken breasts with your favorite rub. I love this Everything Rub that is incredibly versatile. It adds great flavor to chicken, beef and pork.
If you aren’t a fan of stocking a huge variety of spices in your cabinet, this is a must have for a well-rounded spice that you can use with most smoker recipes!
What to season your smoked chicken with
If you like changing things up, then you can use a variety of seasoning blends. Here are some of my favorites including some great Spiceology blends,
- EVERYTHING rub
- Greek Freak Mediterranean Spice Blend
- Nashville Hot Chicken
- Chili Margarita Mexican Blend
Use your favorite rub and season your chicken breasts to your liking. Whether you love a generous amount of seasoning like myself or just want to add a bit of flavor with a dash of spice.
Place your seasoned chicken breasts on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Smoked chicken breasts on Traeger
After your put your seasoned chicken back in the refrigerator, fire up your Traeger or whichever pellet grill you own. Heat your grill to 350°F. Be sure to make sure your grill is filled with pellets so it doesn’t stop cooking part way through.
When the pellet grill is heated to 350°F, add the chicken breasts to the grill. Close the cover and cook for 10 minutes. If your Traeger has a temperature probe, be sure to place it in the center of the thinnest chicken breast before closing the grill. Some grills have a wifi app that make it easy to track the temperature of the meat.
If you don’t have a wifi grill, then the next best option is a Thermapen. Sadly they don’t sell on Amazon, but they really are a great investment for grilling and roasting meats.
What temperature should I cook chicken to
If you are using an Instant Read Thermometer check the temperature after 10 minutes. The cooking time will vary based on how thick the chicken breasts are. Regardless of what size your chicken is, it should be cooked to 165°.
Smaller chicken breasts will take 10-12 minutes, while larger chicken breasts, like the ones I cooked, will take closer to 20 minutes. The worst mistake you can make with cooking chicken is under cooking it. That is food safe.
The next worst thing you can do is overcook your meat. This will lead to dry and tough chicken. Try your best to hit that sweet spot of 165°.
Should I let my chicken rest?
After your chicken is cooked to temp, place it on a clean plate (do NOT put it back on the same plate that handled the raw meat). Cover with a little tinfoil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
To serve the chicken use two forks and shred the meat, slice it up or serve a nice juicy breast on a plate with your sides.
What to serve with smoked chicken breasts
Whether you are looking or a simple and healthy meal or something a bit more indulgent, just about anything pairs well with chicken. Here are just a few side dish recipes that are great with smoked chicken!
- Spiralized Apple Cranberry Salad
- Air Fryer Carrot Fries
- Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
- Fresh Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad
- Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto
- Balsamic Dijon Roasted Root Vegetables
- Roasted Garlic Red Skin Potato Salad
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup Everything Rub
- Season chicken breasts to your liking. Place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Fire up your pellet grill and heat to 350°F.
- When the grill is a at 350°F, place the chicken breasts on the grill. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
- Check the temperature of the chicken and cook until it reaches 165°F in the center of the meat.*
- Remove the cooked chicken from the grill and place on a clean plate. Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve sliced, shredded or whole!
*Cook times will vary based on the size of chicken breasts you use.
~You can cook one chicken breast or as many as your pellet grill can hold.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 ounce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 35g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.