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Offline nukeofficer

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Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #-1 on: March 21, 2017, 06:41:53 PM »
So I'm brand new to the pellet grilling world. As a matter of fact this will be my first cook. I've decided on boneless chicken breasts. They are currently in a simple brine. I own a Pit Boss 700FB pellet grill and was wondering about temps and times and all that fun stuff.

Any tips are welcomed.

Thank you in advance.

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I just cooked my first chicken parts on a pellet cooker Sunday so I'm just as new as you. What I did was set it at 375, sprinkled secret weapon on breast and thigh, neither boneless and cooked for an hour. when i checked them the breast was at 178 or 180 don't remember. Turned out really good, not dry. Good luck and enjoy. Wish I would have bought one sooner.
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Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 07:37:07 PM »
Thank you for the advice

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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 08:30:35 PM »
We've all been in your shoes nuke, I mean we all started from somewhere. To simplify your thought process, just think of your pellet grill as an oven that lends a kiss of smoke at 350F. Whatever you can do in an oven, you can do on a pellet pooper. Just remember boneless skinless breasts dry out easy, so they will need a bit of fat or oil. Try this. Cut in half lengthwise, but not all the way thru. Rub with evoo, and a seasoning or rub of your choice. Now add some roasted peppers, or cooked bacon, and a slice of Swiss cheese. Close up with a toothpick or two. Cook at 325 - 350F until an IT of 160. Pull off grill and cover for 5 minutes temp should be about 165F when done. Enjoy!

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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 08:51:03 PM »
Hikerman is spot on.  ;)
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Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 08:55:30 PM »
Awesome, Thanks Hikerman!

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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 10:00:04 PM »
Dang! That sounds good. I'll try that next time. Thanks hikerman.  :thumbup:
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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 11:07:29 PM »
Well my inaugural cook on the Pit Boss is in the books.
Chicken came out juicy and flavorful! I can't believe I waited this long to be a part of the woodpellet grilling crowd!

Thanks to everyone who offered up advice. You guys ROCK!!

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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 02:36:31 AM »
Looks real good!

Next time give them a blanket of bacon :P
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Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 08:31:48 AM »
Nicely done!!!
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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 08:46:52 AM »
nuke- that chicken looks perfect!
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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 09:29:38 AM »
Looks like it belongs on the front cover of a magazine.
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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 10:31:36 AM »
Looks great!!

I avoid  boneless skinless breasts as I always dry them out.  Been doing a lot with thighs.

Looks like you nailed it tho.
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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 05:53:58 PM »
Looks real good!

Next time give them a blanket of bacon :P

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Will it crisp up?
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Re: Need advice on cooking boneless chicken breasts on the pellet grill
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 06:17:26 PM »
Only thing I'd add is to use foil under the chicken breast after they are cooked so when you add the sauce it will not drip down and make a mess. 

When done simply remove the foil.   ;)
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