Grilled chicken is a tasty food that is also easy to prepare. However, in order to get the best results you have to follow some rules. Here are several tips that aim to help you prepare delicious grilled chicken:
1. Store chicken correctly.
In order to separate it from other groceries, the package of raw chicken should be placed in a plastic bag. You should refrigerate it immediately after taking it straight home from the store). In order to not have juices drip onto other foods you have to set on a plate wrapped raw chicken at the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
2. Don’t thaw chicken on the counter.
You should always thaw chicken in the microwave or in the refrigerator instead of leaving it out at room temperature. Never partially grill the chicken and cook the meat immediately in order to destroy harmful bacteria.
3. Marinate the right way.
You should always marinate the chicken in the refrigerator.
4. Grease your grill.
Grease your grill in order to avoid sticking problems if your chicken is marinated with oil or has skin.
5. Keep it hot.
Use a hot grill to sear the chicken in order seal in the juices.
6. Watch seasonings carefully.
Marinades with high sugar content may burn if exposed to heat for too long or if the grill temperature is too hot.
7. Close the top.
You should always grill your chicken with the grill’s cover down in order to cook it more evenly.
8. Use the right tools.
Use a wide metal spatula or long-handled tongs to move the chicken.
9. Grill at the right temperature.
You also need to know at what temp to grill chicken in order to not risk serving it under cooked. Use a meat thermometer in order to check if the meat is cooked at the right internal temperature. This should be 170� F for and 180� F for a whole chicken.