15 Mouthwatering Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

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Chicken is a well-loved ingredient, and it’s not hard to see why. It is tender, tasty, and healthy, and it has to be one of the most versatile ingredients in the world. What more could you want?

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

Our favorite way to cook chicken is to make it deliciously smoky. Doing so adds an extra element to all of our dishes and really enhances the flavor of the meat.

From creamy pasta dishes to over-filled tangy sandwiches, smoked chicken is the perfect addition to any dish. 

If you’re on the hunt for your perfect smoked chicken recipe, take a look at the list of 15 scrumptious smoked chicken recipes that everyone will love below. Regardless of the occasion, there will be something for everyone! 

Applewood Smoked Chicken

We just had to kick this list off with a classic smoked chicken dish. This applewood smoked chicken recipe is incredibly easy and is certain to wow any guest!

The chicken is so tender that it melts in your mouth and the flavorful rub is mouthwateringly delicious. 

This smoked chicken recipe can be made using any type of smoker. You can also use this recipe on a whole chicken, a spatchcocked chicken, or individual chicken pieces.

Additionally, there is no bringing required, so this recipe is super easy and versatile! 

Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

If you have already made some smoked chicken, and you’re looking for some easy and heart-warming recipes to use up your leftovers, this dish will not disappoint.

This soup is packed with flavorful and healthy ingredients that will give you a great boost. 

Feel free to add your favorite toppings to this soup. For instance, we absolutely love adding strips of tortilla, fresh avocado slices, and a whole lot of cilantro! Make sure to use a good quality chicken broth for the best results. 

Bourbon Smoked Chicken

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

We love bourbon-smoked anything, however, this bourbon-soaked chicken recipe truly is something special.

If you’re a lover of Southern cuisine, this dish will be right up your alley. It is sticky, smoky, tangy, and wonderfully tender! 

This recipe does require a lot of ingredients. This is because it suggests that you create your own BBQ rub and Bourbon BBQ sauce.

Whilst we do recommend doing so, you can purchase shop-bought sauces and rubs if you don’t have the time. 

Smoked Chicken And Spinach Pasta

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

If you’re a fan of a healthy and tasty pasta dish, you need to take a look at this smoked chicken and spinach pasta recipe.

It is super quick to put together, so it makes the perfect busy weeknight dinner for the whole family!

You don’t need very many ingredients for this dish. However, don’t let the simplicity fool you, this pasta is bursting with flavor.

Make sure that you use a good quality parmesan cheese – and don’t hold back!

Smoked Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

In our opinion, you can never go wrong with quesadillas. If you feel the same, this smoked chicken and cheese quesadilla recipe will become one of your new weeknight favorites. It’s super easy and incredibly flavorful!

In fact, the combination of the crunchy tortilla, the gooey melted cheese, and the smoked tender chicken is divine.

When we make quesadillas, we love making our favorite dips from scratch! Be sure to make your own guacamole and salsa if you have the time. 

Smoked Chicken Hot Wings

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

Who doesn’t love hot wings? If you’re looking for a super popular side dish to bring to a BBQ or even a potluck, these smoked chicken hot wings are perfect for you.

You can also serve them with celery sticks and a blue cheese dip to make them look a bit fancier. 

Unlike some other recipes on this list, for this one, you don’t need very many ingredients at all. The dry rub and the sauce use simple but super flavorful ingredients.

You will need to find some Worcestershire sauce for the sauce. You can purchase some here if necessary. 

Grilled Smoky Chicken Nachos With Chipotle

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

If you’re throwing a casual or even impromptu get-together, nachos are a must. Specifically, these grilled smoky chicken nachos with chipotle are a must.

They are easy to throw together, but every bite is a veritable explosion of flavor. 

Feel free to add your favorite toppings to this recipe. We love pico de gallo, guacamole, and refried beans!

Don’t let the long ingredients list put you off, you can swap out many ingredients for shop-bought sauces if you need. 

Smoked Pulled Chicken Sandwich

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

If you’re anything like us, you can’t resist a big, overflowing, sticky, cheesy, meaty sandwich (queue mouth-watering).

If this is the case, this recipe will find a permanent place in your heart. It is everything you want a filthy and indulgent sandwich to be. 

For a sandwich, this recipe does have quite a few steps. However, it is definitely worth the extra effort.

Specifically, don’t rush when you are cooking the caramelized onions – the more caramelized they are, the better the sandwich! 

Smoked And Shredded Chicken Tacos

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

Tacos are wonderfully versatile. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dish to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters around the table, or you want to put on a Mexican feast for a night in with friends, tacos are a great option. 

These tacos, in particular, are full of flavor. The smoked chicken makes for the perfect taco filling – it is incredibly tender and has a great smoky flavor that isn’t too overwhelming.

If you make these tacos, make sure that you also make the suggested pico de gallo too!

Chinese Smoked Chicken

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

If you’re craving the smoked chicken you get at your local Chinese restaurant, you need to give this recipe a try. It is authentic, delicious, versatile, and far more economical than your weekly takeout! 

Admittedly, if you’ve never made Chinese smoked chicken before, you might find the ingredients list and method a little intimidating.

However, this recipe takes you through each step clearly in a lot of detail, so you don’t need to worry – it’s fool-proof! 

Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

We love using this recipe for our weekday lunch preparation. What could be more filling, delicious, and all-around satisfying than a homemade smoked chicken salad sandwich in the middle of a long workday? 

This recipe suggests that you use your favorite BBQ rub. However, if you have made smoked chicken before, we recommend constructing your own rub using your favorite spices and herbs. This will make it taste all the fresher! 

Creamy Smoked Chicken And Chive Fettuccine

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

If you’re looking for a restaurant-style dish that is certain to knock the socks off every one of your guests, this is a really great option. It is full of wonderful textures and it has a truly great depth of flavor. 

However, don’t let our rave review put you off – this recipe is actually really quite easy. It requires very few ingredients and is made up of only 5 small steps.

For the best results, make sure to put a lot of parmesan cheese in it (and we mean a lot). 

Smoked Herb Chicken

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

This smoked herb chicken is a very versatile recipe. Whether you want to include a delicious and light meat option at a BBQ, or you fancy making a super easy weeknight dinner for your family, this smoked herb chicken recipe is perfect. 

Don’t let the long cooking time of 4 hours put you off, the preparation time for this recipe is actually just 15 minutes.

Also, the ingredients list is just 6 ingredients long, so this is a very low-maintenance dish indeed! 

Can Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes Be Adapted for a Smoker?

Yes, tasty grilled chicken thigh recipes can be easily adapted for a smoker. Simply marinate the chicken thighs as you normally would for grilling, then place them in a smoker instead. The result is tender, smoky chicken with all the flavors you love from your go-to grilled chicken thigh recipes.

Vietnamese Noodle And Smoked Chicken Salad

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

If you’re tired of your classic chicken salad recipes and you fancy trying something new, this Vietnamese noodle and smoked chicken salad will definitely not disappoint.

It is full of hearty, fresh, and super healthy ingredients that will give you the boost you need. 

As a bonus, this recipe is very simple. Just make sure that you have cooked both the noodles and the chicken before you plan to make the salad.

The ingredients list is fairly simple, however, you will need fish sauce. You can find some here if necessary. 

Smoked Chicken Sandwich With Jalapeno Mayo

15 Scrumptious Smoked Chicken Recipes Everyone Will Love

Finally, we couldn’t finish this list without including this wonderful smoked chicken sandwich recipe.

The addition of jalapeno mayo is genius – as long as you don’t mind a bit of heat! This is one of our favorite weekend lunch recipes. 

This recipe calls for sliced smoked chicken. This makes the recipe incredibly quick and easy.

However, if you have leftover smoked chicken, or you have the time to make some, we recommend using that instead. 


Smoked chicken is a delicious, versatile, healthy, and low-maintenance ingredient.

Whether you fancy a creamy and indulgent pasta dish or a fresh and revitalizing salad, smoked chicken makes for a great addition.

We hope that this list has inspired you to get into the kitchen and try something new!

Julian Wells

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