Yes, I said perfectly. The trick to tasty chicken on the grill is to not under cook it (obviously) but also not to over cook it. You don’t want dry and burnt chicken. My husband has become quite the grill master. I am sure most of you know someone who is great at grilling and I really think my husband is the best. He can grill just about ANYTHING and it always tastes delicious. However…. he hasn’t always been good. We have eaten overcooked zucchini (Yuck) and burnt chicken before. But over the past few years he has gotten better and better. Now… he is officially the GRILL MASTER of the Loper house. By the way, speaking of grilled chicken see How I Froze and Marinated 40 lbs of Chicken. This is great for grilling chicken. It is an easy way to save money and time all at once.
Here are his 3 tips to grill chicken breast:
1. Marinade or Baste your Chicken
Marinading your chicken really helps bring out the flavor. You want it to marinade for 30 minutes or longer. In fact, we like to freeze chicken in their marinade. Check out this post to learn what I mean.
Now marinading isn’t always an option because you are short on time. Basting chicken is a great way to add flavor to your chicken. In fact, basting is one of the best ways to grill the Perfect chicken. For example, our Grilled Balsamic Glazed Chicken recipe just wouldn’t taste the same if it wasn’t basted while it cooked.
2. Flip your Chicken often.
Many people will disagree with us on this, but flipping your chicken often prevents your chicken from sticking to the grill. If your chicken sticks to the grill, then your chicken will fall apart and you will lose some of the delicious flavor. In fact, my husband flips his chicken the first minute he puts it on there and then flips the chicken about every 2- 3 minutes until it is done.
3. Don’t overcook.
Chicken doesn’t take long to cook. If you over cook it, the chicken will be come dry and won’t taste great. If you pull it off right as the chicken is done, you will have moist and delicious chicken. On average chicken should take about 15 minutes to cook on a gas grill. 12 minutes if you chicken is thin and 20 minutes if you chicken is thicker.
What are some of your grilling chicken tips?
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