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.
40 Ways to Use Traeger Smoked Chicken
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.
If you love smoked chicken, try adding some to a salad. Try mixing it with greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables. Our Green Greek Salador 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.