A quick, yet delicious dish that tastes like it’s straight out of a gourmet restaurant but with a twist that can only come from the hand of a backyard smokin’ pitmaster. This Italian chicken recipe is extremely simple to execute, and equally tasty, so go get some…


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/4 C bread crumbs
  • 1/4 C mozarella
  • 2 Tbsp pecorino
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1/4 t fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/2 fresh chopped parsley and oregano
  • 1/4 C marinara sauce
  • cushed red pepper

Easy Smoked Italian Chicken Recipe

First, mix the stuffing in a bowl: bread crumbs, mozzarella, fresh herbs, minced garlic, salt & pepper, olive oil, marinara sauce, pecorino and a dash of cayenne pepper. Stir as well as you can using a spoon or fork.

Next, prepare the chicken breasts. Cut a slit in one side and pound to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Add a layer of stuffing and roll up. Place the rolled up breast on 5 slices of pancetta and roll those around it. Secure using butchers twine.

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Grill the stuffed breasts over indirect heat at 350°F. Cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

When done, let the meat rest for about 10 minutes before removing the butchers twine, slicing and serving. Top with marinara sauce and shredded pecorino to impress even more!

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