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Traeger smoked chicken breasts on a plate with lemons

Easy Traeger Smoked Chicken Breast

This Easy Traeger Smoked Chicken Breast recipe is prepared using boneless breasts, a marinade, dry rub, or whatever you like. This chicken can be made with any smoker or pellet grill using the perfect temperature.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked chicken breast, Traeger smoked chicken breast
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4 servings
Calories 110kcal



  • If you plan to marinate the chicken, combine the chicken, soy sauce, and spices in a bowl or plastic bag. Cover and marinate in the fridge 30-minutes to overnight.
    If you plan to make dry rub chicken, coat both sides of the chicken breasts in spices. Ensure the chicken is fully coated and add additional spice as necessary. If you have trouble getting the spices to stick, use olive oil.
  • Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees.
  • Add the chicken breasts. Smoke until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. This can take 1-2 hours. Use a probe or meat thermometer to test the internal temperature. Insert the meat thermometer or probe into the thickest part of the chicken breast.



  • Pay attention to the size of the chicken breasts you use. Smaller chicken breasts will cook faster so you may have to remove those from the smoker sooner than others.
  • You can use just about any wood pellets for chicken including the Traeger Signature blend, apple, cherry, hickory, mesquite, or pecan.
  • You can use any chicken rub or spice blend for this recipe.
  • You can baste the chicken after it has been smoking for an hour with additional soy sauce or even olive oil. This will help keep the chicken moist and is optional.
  • Try not to open the smoker several times during the smoking process. This will alter the temperature and your food will take longer to cook.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 1g