Smoked Pulled Chicken Breast: Effortless Juicy Delight

Smoked pulled chicken breast is a tender, flavorful poultry dish that’s slow-cooked and shredded, perfect for sandwiches, tacos, or just devouring straight off the plate.

Prepare to wow your taste buds and your guests with smoked pulled chicken breast that’s so tender, it practically pulls itself. Grab your smoker, a pinch of creativity, and get ready for a finger-lickin’ adventure—because this guide is your ticket to smoky, juicy perfection. No fluff, just flavorful fun and all the details you need to achieve poultry mastery!

Smoked Pulled Chicken Breast

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Ever tried smoked pulled chicken breast? It’s a flavor explosion waiting to happen! Picture this: tender, juicy chicken breast, kissed by smoky goodness, and then shredded into succulent pieces. Perfect for sammies, salads, or straight-up finger-licking. It’s a game-changer, and ridiculously easy to make. Surprise your taste buds (and your guests) with this culinary delight!

  • Cooking Method: Smoking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Cuisine Type: American BBQ


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Wood chips (hickory, applewood, or favorite choice)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your smoker to 250°F (121°C). Insert dramatic suspense music here.
  2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder until you create a delicious paste.
  3. Rub the paste all over the chicken breasts. Don’t be shy, give them a spa day!
  4. Add wood chips to your smoker. Prepare for that epic smokey aroma to take over.
  5. Place the chicken breasts on the middle rack of the smoker. Close the lid and let the magic happen for 1.5 to 2 hours or until the internal temperature hits 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove chicken from the smoker and let it rest for 10 minutes. Patience is a virtue, even in BBQ!
  7. Gently shred the chicken using two forks. Cue food coma in 3, 2, 1…
  8. Add the chicken broth to keep it moist, not weepy.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Swap chicken breasts for thighs for a richer taste.
  • Garnishing Options: Top with fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and a drizzle of your favorite BBQ sauce.
  • Cooking Tips: Always check internal temperature for doneness. Overcooking makes your chicken sad and dry.
  • Other Uses: Make tacos, nachos, or even pizza toppings with the pulled chicken.