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Cedar Plank Grilled Chicken with a Lime Soy Glaze

Want juicy, succlent smokychicken without the hassle of using a smoker? My cedar planked chicken recipe willl blow up your taste bud apart, esepcially with it stickly and sweet lime soy glaze!
Prep Time30 mins
25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Appetizer, main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 8


  • 1 Grill can be a gas grill , pellet grill or electric


  • 5-8 pounds chicken breasts bone-in
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil for lubrication
  • 2 whole cedar planks

For the Dry Rub

  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika powder

For the Glaze

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper optional


  • Soak each cedar grilling plank in water, apple juice, or beer for 1 – 2 hours. Make sure they remain submerged by placing a weight on them.
  • Mix all dry rub ingredients in a bowl. Brush chicken with olive oil and apply spice rub on the chicken breasts. Refrigerate until ready for the grill.
  • Prepare glaze by mixing all ingredients and keep half of this mixture in the fridge for later use.
  • Preheat your gas or charcoal grill to medium heat, 325 – 375°F
  • Remove planks from water and place on grill on direct heat. Cover lid and heat plank until it starts to smoke (about 8 – 10 minutes). Keep a bottle of water handy in case your plank catches fire.
  • Open lid, rub planks with oil and place seasoned chicken on planks. Close the lid and smoke on indirect heat for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Brush the glaze on the chicken and cook for ten more minutes.
  • Apply glaze mix once more and smoke for 5 – 10 more minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 – 175°F.
  • Take plank and chicken off the heat. Rinse planks with water for future use.
  • Allow chicken to rest for 5-10minutes before slicing, and serving.
  • Serve with any side dish you choose: with rice or steamed vegetables, in salads, pasta sauce, etc. Enjoy with friends!