Smoked Chicken Breasts

Prep Time
2 1/2h
Cook Time
2h 15m
Ready In

"The chicken turns out so moist and tender and it tastes divine!! If gluten intolerant make sure you are using gluten free beer."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (305.4 g)
  • Calories 372.9
  • Total Fat - 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 119 mg
  • Sodium - 1639.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 18.2 g
  • Protein - 44.5 g
  • Calcium - 39.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place the chicken in a large re-sealable freezer bag.

Step 2

Add 1 cup beer, salt, brown sugar and garlic powder to the bag and swish together; marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

Step 3

Remove the chicken from marinade and rinse well.

Step 4

Pat dry and set aside.

Step 5

Mix together 1/4 cup BBQ sauce and 2 tablespoons beer and slather over chicken pieces (I toss all this together in a plastic bag).

Step 6

Place the chicken pieces in the smoker and smoke for 2 1/2 hours at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 7

Take the chicken out of the smoker and brush with 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce.

Step 8


Tips & Variations

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Mimi Bobeck

I have a small smoker and my chicken was cooked to perfection following the time in the recipe. Such great tasting chicken with juice dripping from the meat as we cut into it. We seriously loved the chicken smoked and will make it again during the fall. We enjoyed it very much!

review by:
(20 Aug 2014)


This was a great pick with the chicken having a nice smoky flavor and we loved the rub and sauce together. Juicy and delicious!

(22 Oct 2013)


We are loving your smoked recipes Bea! This chicken was so flavorful and moist. We will make it many more times when we have chicken. Great recipe!

review by:
(23 Sep 2013)