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Smoked chicken tenders together resting on a glass pie plate.
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5 from 4 votes

Smoked Chicken Tenders

This recipe takes tender chicken and adds tons of flavor. It is great with any starch, and it doesn't take much to put a mexican spin on it and eat it in tacos or with rice and beans. We always make extra and use it for wraps and on salads for weekday lunches!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Rest time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Chicken tenders, Grilling, Smoked
Servings: 6
Calories: 224kcal


  • Big Green Egg or other smoker


  • lbs Chicken Tenders

For the marinade


  • Place the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and use a whisk to combine.
  • Place the chicken tenders into a large bowl or ziplock bag and cover with marinade.
  • Marinade for 1-4 hours.
  • Prepare grill or smoker with a mild fruit wood or hickory chunks for flavor.
  • When temp is 250°F add tenders to grill or smoker and cook indirect with a mild fruit wood or hickory to smoke.
  • Smoke around 250°F for approximately 45 minutes.
  • If desired allow grill to heat up and cook tenders over direct flame for a few minutes to add color.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg