02/11 2016

Prep Time – 20 Mins
Cook Time – 1 to 1.5 hours + preheat time

Requires –

Applewood Chips


Ingredients –

About 6-8 lbs of boneless chicken breasts.
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons brown sugar

1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl and rub onto all sides of each chicken breast. I usually combine about a third of the seasoning mix and chicken into a 1 gallon ziploc bag and rub the seasoning around to get it evenly spread.

2. Place the ziploc bag(s) of marinaded chicken breasts in the fridge for at least 1 hour. 12-24 is recommended.

3. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees fahrenheit. Make sure there is a pan of water in the smoker to help keep the chicken moist during smoking.

4. Once the smoker is preheated, add a small amount of Applewood chips to the smoker.


5. Place the chicken breasts on the racks and insert your temp probe if you have one.

6. Turn the chicken breasts over after about 30 minutes or when the chicken hits 130 degrees farhenheit.

7. Add another small batch of Applewood to the smoker right after turning the breasts over.

8. Remove the chicken from the smoker racks when the temperature of the breasts are 160 to 165 degrees fahrenheit. Place the chicken breasts in a large, covered pan and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.


9. Shred the chicken and enjoy! This tastes great with your favorite barbeque sauce and bun.

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2 Responses to “Applewood Smoked Pulled Chicken”

  1. Aaron Hansen says:

    Mmmm… #mouthwatering. I’m awaiting my invitation to come taste it!

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