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20+ Smoked Chicken Recipes

Explore this collection of mouthwatering smoked chicken recipes. From classic BBQ to zesty marinades, elevate your flavors with these smoky delights.

20+ Smoked Chicken Recipes

Love chicken? Check out this list of some of the best smoked chicken recipes ever!

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Why a Traeger Grill is Awesome

Seriously, the first time we used our Traeger grill, I was blown away! Unlike a typical gas or charcoal grill, the Traeger uses wood pellets. You can keep track of the entire cooking process from your phone. You can even control the grill temperature and smoke setting. This grill is what dreams are made of!

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Smoked Chicken Recipes

Whole Chicken:

Easy Beer Can Chicken – This whole chicken recipe will be the best thing that you make all summer. It comes out absolutely delicious, moist, and perfectly cooked on the grill every time.

Whole Smoked Chicken – The wonderfully smoky flavor of this chicken recipe is always a crowd-pleaser! The chicken is first brined with lemon and fresh herbs, then slowly smoked to perfection.

Traeger Grilled Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings:

Traeger Grilled Chicken Wings – Juicy, crispy, and perfectly cooked, these wings are a grilling masterpiece. Use this dry rub recipe, Traeger chicken rub, or your favorite chicken rub. Get ready for a wing experience like no other!

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Wings – These grilled teriyaki chicken wings are delicious and bursting with flavor! Marinated in a homemade teriyaki sauce and grilled to perfection, they’re ideal for any occasion.

BBQ Chicken Wings – These chicken wings have so much flavor! Grilled to perfection and coated with our to-die-for homemade BBQ sauce, these wings are a must-make!

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks


Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Drumsticks – Satisfy your taste buds with these flavorful teriyaki grilled chicken legs. They are perfect for a summer BBQ or a quick weeknight dinner.

BBQ Grilled Chicken Drumsticks – This recipe is going to become a new family favorite. Perfectly seasoned and grilled to perfection, they’re sure to be a hit at your next cookout.

Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

Chicken Thighs:

Huli Huli Chicken – This juicy chicken recipe is absolutely delicious and one of my favorite Hawaiian inspired recipes. The pineapple and teriyaki marinade gives these chicken thighs the perfect sweet and savory flavor.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs – Get your taste buds sizzling with this Traeger chicken thighs recipe! Perfectly juicy and packed with flavor, these are the best smoked chicken thighs.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Thighs – These juicy and flavorful grilled teriyaki chicken thighs are sure to satisfy. Marinated and cooked to perfection, this dish is a must-try!

More recipes to try!

The Best Chicken Brine – We love to use this chicken brine recipe whenever we want to cook the most tender and juicy bird! Add this quick and easy recipe to your meal planning list.

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Tips and tricks

  • You can use a prepackaged seasoning blend to flavor your meat or make your own at home. Some of the spices that we like to use with chicken include garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, chipotle pepper, and brown sugar.
  • Most recipes can use various cuts of chicken meat. Try boneless chicken breasts instead of thighs or drumsticks. Use bone-in pieces rather than boneless. Just be aware that your cooking time may change with the substitutions.
  • Always ensure that the internal temperature of the chicken has reached a healthy level, according to food safety guidelines. The best way to do this is with an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast, thigh, drumstick, etc.
  • The type of wood or Traeger pellets that you use when smoking meat will change the flavors that you get. Try different kinds to see which you like best.
  • Always store leftover chicken in the fridge, either in an airtight container or covered snuggly with plastic wrap.
BBQ Grilled Chicken Wings

Whether you are cooking a whole chicken or just pieces, I hope that you will enjoy some of these new recipes with your family and friends very soon.

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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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