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How to Grill Chicken

From Beer can chicken to wings, breasts and thighs chicken has become the most popular food in America. This page will teach you how to grill everything chicken. This page is all of the articles we have written on grilling chicken broken down by the cut of meat. We have learned these things through a lifetime of grilling, over 10 years of running the website and my experience working in food service.

marinated chicken breast grilled

How to Grill Marinated Chicken Breast

A boneless skinless chicken breast can be very dry and tasteless when not grilled properly. To off-set this we will marinate them for up to 24 hours before grilling. This process adds flavor and moisture to this bland piece of meat. However doing this can cause some problems if you do not modify your grilling technique. The marinade we are using for this a combination of Italian salad dressing and Goya Sazon seasoning. Click here for more.

beer can chicken

How to Grill Beer Can Chicken (with video)

If you have not grilled a whole chicken standing upright on a beer can, you are missing a real treat! It's the next best thing to rotisserie chicken. Basically you take a beer can (feel free to substitute a pop can) 1/2 full of liquid, place it in a large open end of the chicken. Click here for more.

quesadilla on the grill

How to make quesadillas on the grill (with video)

This is my go to meal when we have leftover beer can chicken. Grilling quesadillas is quick and easy and only requires 3 ingredients, tortilla's, shredded cheese and some kind of fully cooked meat in this case chicken. You can experiment with different meats and cheeses for a completely different experience this is just a very basic how to. Click here for more.

Approximate Chicken grilling time chart

Beer can chicken

The USDA recommends that all poultry be cooked to 165 degrees

Chicken Parts over medium hot heat, turn ½ way through Dark meat: 30 minutes White meat: 20 minutes

Chicken Half sear skin side, then over medium hot heat, covered Sear skin side 3 minutes, cook 35 to 40 minutes

Chicken Wings medium heat 10 minutes per side

Whole Chicken medium indirect heat about 2 hours, if cooked beercan style 1.5 hours 165

Turkey breast (4 to 5 pounds) sear skin side, medium indirect heat Sear skin side for 3 minutes, cook skin side up covered for 1 1/2 hours 165

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