Smoked Pulled Chicken Recipe: Easy & Juicy Delights

Get ready to drool over tender, smoky, and flavor-packed pulled chicken that’s perfect for sandwiches, tacos, or just eating by the forkful!

Looking to smoke some chicken that’s so tender it practically pulls itself? Perfect – because you’re about to embark on a culinary adventure where your taste buds are the tour guides. Whether you’re a backyard BBQ rookie or a seasoned grill guru, this smoked pulled chicken recipe will have you smacking your lips and maybe even doing a little happy dance. So, fire up that smoker because things are about to get smoky, juicy, and deliciously simple!

Smoked Pulled Chicken

smoked pulled chicken

Get ready to dive into a smoky, savory heaven with this Smoked Pulled Chicken recipe! Perfect for sandwiches, tacos, or even on its own, this dish brings classic BBQ flavor to your plate with minimal hassle. Juicy, tender, and packed with flavor, it’s sure to leave you wanting more.

  • Cooking Method: Smoking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Cuisine Type: American BBQ


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp BBQ rub (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite kind)
  • Wood chips (hickory or applewood)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your smoker to 250°F (121°C).
  2. Coat chicken breasts in olive oil, then generously apply the BBQ rub.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in the smoker. Add soaked wood chips to the smoker box.
  4. Smoke for 1.5 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  5. Remove chicken from the smoker and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Shred the chicken using two forks or meat claws.
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, and BBQ sauce.
  8. Pour the mixture over shredded chicken and mix until well-coated.
  9. Serve immediately or keep warm in a slow cooker until ready to eat.


Feeling adventurous? Try using chicken thighs for a juicier result. Experiment with different BBQ rubs and sauces to find your perfect flavor combo. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or a squeeze of lime juice for that extra zesty kick!