“We use a Smokenator and Mesquite chips to smoke these boneless skinless breasts. The buttermilk marinade keeps them super moist and juicy without having do an entire chicken or even bone-in skin-on breasts. I am sure it would work just as well with either, though smoking times would definitely have to be increased. The chicken breasts that I have used were huge, so if yours are not as thick, check them sooner. You can also change up the herbs to your liking. Marinating time is not included in the prep time.”
2hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except for the chicken in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Pour over chicken and let marinate in a non-reactive covered dish or plastic zip top bag for 4-24 hours. The longer the brining time, the more flavor they will pick up.
  2. Remove chicken from the brine and pat dry on paper towels, otherwise the chicken may be too salty.
  3. Place breasts on the rack of a Weber grill fitted with the Smokenator 1000 filled to manufacturers directions with water/charcoal/wood chips once the temperature of the grill lid is stabilized around 215-230 degrees. Smoke for about 1 1/2-2 hours, being sure to keep the temperature steady and adding charocoal/wood chips as needed to keep a steady amount of smoke.
  4. Allow the breasts to rest for 5 minutes, then slice and enjoy!

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