Smoked Chicken is easy to prepare and has many uses. It’s also very affordable. These recipes featuring smoked chicken will give you dinner ideas for as long as you want them! Smoke a big chicken every week, and choose a couple of these delicious dinners to make for your family.
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We love doing Smoked Chickens here, and our Traeger Smoked Chicken recipe is one of the most popular recipes on our site! These are an easy budget-friendly way to meal prep, and we’ve got so many ideas here for things you can make with the smoked chicken.
If you don’t have a Traeger, no worries! Any smoker or pellet grill will do. We currently use a Camp Chef, Rec Tec, and Louisiana grill in addition to our Traeger, and they all do great work on whole chicken.
Want more even and faster cooking? Use our Grilled Spatchcock Chicken Recipe for these dishes!
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Add it to a salad.
If you love smoked chicken, try adding some to a salad. Try mixing it with greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables. Our Green Greek Salad or Greek Pasta Salad would be perfect for this, or pictured above you see our Homemade Caesar Pasta Salad, which is practically begging for some smoked chicken!
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Put it on top of a sandwich.
Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwiches (pictured above) are epic, easy, and tasty enough to serve at any potluck, cookout, or get-together! This is a classic chicken salad sandwich recipe, but the wood fire adds a lot of depth to this cookout classic.
We also do traditional bbq chicken sandwiches too. You can have the best of both worlds if you’re looking to give your friends and family options. They are both easy to make, can be made in advance, and taste delicious!
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Serve it with pasta.
Pasta is one of my favorite foods. It’s easy to make, is always a crowd-pleaser (unless your crowd is low-carb), has a lot of flavor, and is very filling. If you serve smoked chicken with pasta, you’ll enjoy a meal that will satisfy your hunger while also providing some protein.
Pictured above is our simple, homemade alfredo sauce that comes together in less than 30 minutes. It would make the fastest dinner ever to whip up a batch of this sauce, throw some smoked chicken and broccoli in the post, and toss with hot noodles! Our Traeger Chicken Divan would also be a prime candidate!
Try our Crispy Smoked Chicken Thighs too!
Bake it into a casserole.
I love baked pasta dishes because they’re so simple to make. They’re also perfect for entertaining because they’re quick to put together and require minimal cleanup.
In the photo above, you see my Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe. This could easily be adapted using smoked chicken. Just layer following the instructions in the original post, put into your springform pan, and toss it back on the Traeger or in the oven to get it all melty and combined. Enchilada casserole is so much easier than rolled enchiladas, and you aren’t losing any of the flavor or texture that you love.
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This Traeger Buffalo Chicken Flatbread is so easy to make on the grill, and bursting with flavor. Tender chunks of chicken, a buffalo sauce that carries a nice kick, and lots of melted cheese cover these pre-made mini Pita breads and seriously pushes the “easy button” on dinner.
Delicious Chicken Alfredo Lasagna is the perfect change-up from the traditional red versions you are probably used to!
Easy dinner or lunch for your hungry family! This is hearty, and like a homemade hot pocket!
This easy chicken taco soup uses ingredients you probably have on hand already.
Easy chicken and zucchini pasta bake with loads of homemade basil cream sauce.
Easy Cheesy chicken enchiladas have their own homemade sauce, and are so simple to make! This is one of our all-time-favorites!
Made from scratch creamy chicken and wild rice casserole.
What is better than a simple teriyaki chicken and rice bowl? Not much, I can tell you that. Easy and filling dinner that might even get some vegetables into your kids too.
Homemade Chicken Rice-a-Roni makes your favorite boxed meal into something wholesome and homemade!
This hearty and creamy soup is perfect for even the coldest fall or winter day! Full of chicken, wild rice, chicken, mushrooms, sage, and cream, it might be in my top 5 favorites for soup!
Creamy alfredo sauce is combined with cheese-filled tortellini, mushrooms, and tender chicken.
Our Smoked Chicken Sandwich takes our favorite grilled chicken and piles it up onto toasted buns for a delicious barbecue sandwich!
This delicious chicken and chanterelle crostini are packed full of deep earthy flavor, and are beautiful to serve to even the fanciest of guests.
Savory and delicious pasta cooked in one pot in a mushroom cream sauce. Super easy and flavorful side dish!
Comforting, homemade soup with chicken, fresh vegetables, and fresh homemade dumplings!
Homemade mac and cheese is kicked up with buffalo sauce and ranch seasoning mix to make one of the best macs on the block.
Creamy and delicious mac and cheese is turned into the best Nashville Hot Chicken dish, EVER. Spicy seasoned bread crumbs top this dish giving it that classic Nashville chicken crunch!
Smoked Chicken Tortilla Soup is a simple but flavorful soup full of chicken, seasonings, and ALL of the toppings. Make some today!
The viral TikTok Baked Feta Pasta gets the Traeger treatment
Our Smoked Broccoli Cheese Soup uses fresh ingredients and the magic of live wood fire on the pellet grill combined with smoked cheddar cheese to make the best bowl of broccoli chedd
Smoked chicken thighs are highlighted in this tangy, cheesy pasta salad! Hearty enough to be a meal, but makes a great barbecue side dish too.
This delicious Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich is simple to throw together, and a perfect way to use up those Traeger chicken leftovers!
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