Burgers and brats are go-to grilling staples that find their way into pretty much every barbecue and the good news is that they are almost always delicious! Grilled chicken, on the other hand? That can be a little harder to get right.
At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange, our goal is to help you out with all of the grilling challenges that tend to trip people up.
Fortunately all you need is a bit of practice to get moist, juicy, delicious chicken every time. In today’s blog we’d like to highlight three things to keep in mind as you grill. What are our secrets? Keep reading to find out!
How to Get Perfect Grilled Chicken Every Time
Preheat Your Grill
You’ve probably heard that preheating your grill is an important step to take, but we’d like to reiterate that this is true. When you’re grilling chicken you want to preheat your grill for 10 to 15 minutes so that you get a good sear when you put your chicken on the grill.
Cook Over Indirect Heat
One of the secrets of truly delicious chicken is to always cook it over indirect heat. There are a number of reasons for doing this, but keeping your chicken far from direct heat means that the sauce won’t burn or blacken and your chicken won’t get overcooked.
Don’t Stray Too Far
Probably the best bit of advice you’ll get is to stay close to your grill throughout the process. Getting chicken just right is much easier when you keep your eye on it. Turn your chicken, brush it with sauce, and don’t let it burn. Keep in mind that practice makes perfect!
What Else Do You Need to Know?
As we mentioned above, practice makes perfect. Experiment with how much sauce you add, when you flip your chicken, where to place it on the grill, and the size of chicken breasts. The only thing you shouldn’t experiment with? The temperature. For your safety, chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Our recommendation is to take the chicken off of the grill about 5 degrees shy of that temperature, but make sure that it comes up to 165 degrees before you eat.
Another suggestion is to cover your chicken with foil for about five minutes after you pull it off of the grill to allow the juices to settle. If all goes according to plan, you’ll have moist chicken that’s to die for. If that’s not the case…well, you did your best, so enjoy it as much as possible and make a few changes next time around. Worse things have happened!
Find a Propane Cylinder Exchange Location Near You
Need to buy a propane tank so you can grill up some of the best chicken around? Swing on by a Mighty Flame propane tank exchange location near you and grab one. We make it pretty easy on you.
And, of course, be sure to stay tuned for more great grilling tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas as we approach the end of summer. Until next time!