Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total Servings: 6 servings
If you are a fan of grilled chicken, you're going to want to see this recipe!
we'll be laying out everything you need to grill perfect chicken breasts, and the steps to do so!
Make sure you stick around until the end so you too can achieve a perfect batch of chicken breasts.
You seriously won't want to miss this one!
Pellet Grill Chicken Breast Ingredients:
- Six chicken breasts
- One Tbsp. olive oil
- Two Tbsp. brown sugar
- One Tbsp. paprika
- Two tsp. dried oregano
- One tsp. garlic powder
- One tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
- One cup BBQ sauce
Pellet Grill Chicken Breast Equipment:
- Pellet grill
- Cutting board
- Medium sized bowl
- Grilling tongs
- Meat thermometer
- Basting brush
- Aluminum foil
Preheat Your Pellet Grill:
Start by preheating your pellet grill to 325℉.
This will ensure your chicken gets up to temperature on time!
The preheating process usually takes about 15 minutes.
While you wait it's a good idea to prepare your ingredients.
Prepare Your Dry Rub:
Grab a medium sized bowl, and add in the 2 Tbsp. of brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. of paprika, 2 tsp. of dried oregano, 1 tsp. of garlic powder, 1 tsp. of salt, ½ tsp. of onion powder, ½ tsp. of black pepper, and ¼ tsp. of cayenne pepper.
Mix all spices together in that bowl using a whisk.
Now that its all mixed together, you've got your dry rub ready!
Season The Chicken Breasts:
Always make sure your chicken breasts are thawed out before seasoning them.
Take the tablespoon of olive oil and evenly drizzle it onto the chicken breasts.
Be sure each breast is coated with equal amounts of olive oil.
Then take your dry rub you've prepared and massage it into the breasts, ensuring to get every spot!
Once your satisfied with the seasoning, you can next see how to smoke chicken breast on a pellet grill!
Grill The Chicken Breasts:
Once your pellet grill reaches 325℉ carefully place the seasoned chicken breasts directly on the grill grates.
Close the lid to create a convection-like environment that helps to cook the chicken evenly.
Grill the chicken for about 15 minutes, with the lid closed and keep undisturbed.
After 15 minutes, use grilling tongs to flip each chicken breast over.
Close the lid and continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 150℉.
Baste The Chicken:
Take your 1 cup of BBQ sauce, and use a silicone basting brush to apply the BBQ.
Make sure each breast gets an even amount of sauce.
Continue cooking the chicken breasts for about 10 minutes, or whenever the internal temperature surpasses 160℉.
Once the all of the smoked chicken breasts are fully cooked, turn off the grill and remove the breasts.
Let The Chicken Rest:
Place the grilled chicken breasts onto a piece of aluminum foil, and loosely wrap them, allowing them to rest for 10 minutes.
This is so the juices are able to redistribute themselves back through the meat.
Resting is a crucial step to achieve a juicy chicken breast.
Serve Your Chicken Breasts:
Place the finished chicken breasts onto a cutting board and serve them hot!
Allow your guests to pick their own chicken breast.
Serve smoked chicken breasts with extra BBQ sauce.
Be sure to give your guests silverware!
Immaculate Side Dishes:
While this recipe is quite delicious on its own, there are several side dishes that we recommend.
Including grilled potatoes, grilled zucchini, pasta salads, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, baked beans, brown rice, green beans, and asparagus!
Its good to mix some greens and grains into your protein based meals!
Storing Leftover Chicken Breasts:
If there are any leftovers, there are multiple ways to store them!
The easiest way is to store the leftovers, wrapped in aluminum foil and stored in the fridge for up to 5 days!
You can also keep your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for the same amount of time.
If you want to store them for longer, you can vacuum seal your leftovers and freeze them for up to 4 months!
These methods will ensure for a fresh chicken breast.
Chicken Breast Nutritional Facts
Disclaimer: The data listed above is an estimate and not a guarantee.
The Best Pellet Grill Chicken Breast Recipe!
In conclusion, this pellet grill smoked chicken breast recipe offers a simple and flavorful way to enjoy cooking chicken.
With the smoky and tender results that the pellet grill provides, you can elevate your grilling experience and create a delicious meal for any occasion.
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