Do you put BBQ sauce on chicken before grilling?
Most grillers will apply the sauce first and then continue to baste the chicken with sauce while it cooks. This is a common practice, but it can lead to burning your chicken. You want the chicken to slowly cook to perfection and then add the sauce during the final 10 to 15 minutes of cooking.
How do you keep BBQ chicken from drying out?
Any lean cut of poultry or meat will tend to dry out during grilling. The darker meat, chicken drumsticks and thighs have more fat to keep them moist so these are more forgiving. With chicken breasts, it helps to brine or marinate it first. And always have handy an instant-read thermometer.
How long do you grill BBQ chicken?
Grill for about 9-10 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts at the halfway point. I normally like to grill my chicken for about 10 minutes, flipping them at the halfway point in order to have beautiful sear marks on each side of the chicken.
How do you grill chicken on a charcoal grill?
Grill the chicken
Place the chicken breasts on the hot side of the grate, directly above the coals. Sear the breasts for about three to four minutes per side, turning only once, until golden brown. If the grill flares up, temporarily move the chicken away from the coals.
How long do you grill chicken on a gas grill?
Cook chicken breasts on medium-high heat (425 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-7 minutes per side (until your internal temperature hits 157-160 degrees) Turn chicken frequently to cook evenly on both sides and pay attention to “hot spots” on the grill…you may see some pieces of chicken start to blacken.
How long does it take to grill chicken thighs on a charcoal grill?
Preheat the grill to settings for medium-high heat on one side, or if using charcoal, arrange pieces into a two-zone fire with briquettes underneath half of the grill grate. Sear chicken thighs over lit side of grill 2-3 minutes per side until skin turns golden brown, taking care not to char.
How do you grill chicken thighs seriously?
Place the chicken skin-side up on the cooler side of the grill and cook until the fat has begun to render, about 5 minutes. Turn the chicken over and cook for 20 minutes longer. Move the chicken (still skin-side down) to the hot part of the grill and cook until the skin is crisp and the meat is cooked through.
How long does it take to cook chicken quarters on a charcoal grill?
Heat charcoal grill to 300-degrees F. Place leg quarters skin side up on the grill. Cooked covered for 15-18 minutes. Flip chicken and continue cooking another 15-18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 165-degrees F.
Do you flip chicken thighs on the grill?
Yes! Grill with skin down first so it crisps up nicely. Keep skin side down for 3-5 minutes and then flip over. You will then keep it skin-side up for the duration of the cooking time.
How do you keep chicken moist on the grill?
All it takes is 30 minutes in a simple brine solution of 1/4 cup kosher salt dissolved in 4 cups water. This is all the time you need for the chicken breasts to absorb enough moisture so they can better hold up to the heat of the grill without drying out.