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Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts

The Old Fat Guy
Make tender, moist, boneless, skinless chicken breasts with an orange glaze in your smoker or bbq.
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • 250 ml water 1 cup
  • 75 ml soy sauce ⅓ cup
  • 15 ml lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • 15 ml brown sugar 1 tbsp


  • 125 ml orange juice ½ cup
  • zest from ½ orange
  • 25 ml hoisin sauce 2 tbsp
  • 25 ml barbecue sauce 2 tbsp


  • 15 ml barbecue rub 1 tbsp
  • zest from 1/2 orange


  • Mix the brine ingredients together. Put the chicken breasts in the brine and refrigerate for two to four hours, turning chicken occassionally.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients together and refrigerate while the chicken is brining.
  • Mix the rub ingredients together and set aside.
  • Put the chicken in a preheated 400 F (105 C) smoker until the internal temperature is 150 F (65 C).
  • Brush both sides of the chicken with the glaze mixture. Cook for 5 more minutes. Repeat this three more times for a total of four brushings. Make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is over 165 F (73 C)
  • Bring the chicken in and let it rest 10 minutes before serving.
Keyword bbq chicken, chicken, chicken breast