Smoked Chicken Breasts Recipe

This Smoked Chicken Breasts Recipe is so moist and tasty, you will want to make a huge batch because just one batch won’t be enough.

There is little more that can be said except that this recipe is so easy and hands off, there isn’t anything to it. Try it. You’ll love it.


Smoked Chicken Breasts

By author Dish Ditty Recipes
This chicken is so moist and tasty, you will want to make a huge batch because just one batch won't be enough.


  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Salt
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Rub (Dish Ditty's)
  • 2 cups Ice Cubes
  • 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless (skinless optional))


Step 1
Heat water, salt, sugar, and chicken rub until sugar and salt is completely dissolved. It may not need to boil. Remove from heat and add ice. Cool this mixture (brine) until it is at least 45 degrees or lower.
Step 2
Once the brine is cooled, place the chicken and brine in a zip lock bag. Seal and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. Remove from the brine, discard brine, and pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
Step 3
Smoke at 275 for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the temperature reaches 165 degrees. The time depends on the thickness of the breasts. If you have think breasts, it may be an hour or less.
Step 4
Remove from the smoker and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Smoked Chicken Breasts Recipe by Dish Ditty Recipes

Smoked Chicken Breasts Recipe

5 Replies to "Smoked Chicken Breasts Recipe"

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    stefaney norcross December 25, 2017 (7:44 am)

    This recipe turned out great! We made chicken sandwiches for our weekday lunches and they were amazing. So tender and flavorful!

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    Adam January 13, 2018 (7:06 pm)

    Came out perfectly! Very moist and juicy. I’m making more next week!

    • comment-avatar
      Dish Ditty January 13, 2018 (7:18 pm)

      Thanks Adam! I’m glad it worked well for you. Always makes me happy when I see people making one of my recipes and enjoying them.

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    Estelee August 24, 2018 (5:33 am)

    I have made this several times.. it is amazing!! Thank you…

    • comment-avatar
      Dish Ditty October 5, 2018 (5:47 pm)

      Thank you for letting me know you are enjoying this recipe.

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