Grilling chicken breasts is one of the best ways to enjoy your food. Whether you are a pro or a newbie grilling chicken for the first time, here is how to grill chicken breasts perfectly.
Ingredients to grill chicken breast like a pro
- 1/3 medium/large sized chicken breasts (according to your needs)
- BBQ sauce
- Italian dressing
- Olive oil
How to grill chicken breasts
Preheat your grill on high heat for about 10-15 minutes. Use the best grill brush to scrape any previous remnants of the grates.
Now marinate the fully thawed chicken breasts. One of the most effective ways to marinate chicken breasts is to place them in a large plastic zip-top bag and add marinade to it. Make sure to cover the entire chicken breast.
If you are using a gas grill, make sure to preheat it for about 10-15 minutes. Prepare your gas grill for direct cooking over medium heat at 425 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to insert iGrill probes into the chicken.
Now place the marinated chicken breasts on a gas grill over direct medium heat.
The question is, how long to grill the chicken breast? Make sure to grill it for about 10 minutes. Don’t forget to flip the chicken breast at the halfway point. It will help to make elegant sear marks on both sides of the chicken.
Don’t forget to check the internal temperature of your chicken with a cooking thermometer of iGrill. When the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, remove it from the grill and allow cooling properly.
You can add past and veggies to the grilled chicken. Serve them with a cold brew or two for a perfectly grilled meal.
• How long to grill chicken breasts
A boneless, skinless chicken breast weighs about 5 to 8 ounces. Typically, a chicken breast takes only 12 to 15 minutes to grill. Make sure to turn them after 5 minutes to prevent them from burning. For best results, use medium direct heat.
If you are grilling bone-in skin-on chicken breast, it will take twice as long as boneless and skinless. It will take about 25-30 minutes.
• How long does it take to grill a Whole Chicken?
A whole chicken weighing about 6 pounds take 105 minutes to 150 minutes to grill. The efficiency of the BBQ, ambient temperature, along starting temperature contributes to overall cooking time.
No matter what you are aiming for, the ideal range for grilling chicken is between 193-149 degrees centigrade (200-300 degrees Fahrenheit). Remember, this is a long and slow cooking process that takes about 1-2 hours. Depending on the size of the chicken and also how well the grill maintains temperature.
• How Long to Grill Chicken Leg Quarters?
Legs and thighs have big bones; they will take a long time to grill as compared to wings or breasts.
If you want to grill whole chicken legs on indirect heat for 30 to 40 minutes, make sure to turn them every 15 minutes. Finish it over direct heat for about ten minutes, five minutes per side.
Due to dark meat and bones, you have to wait until the internal temperature reaches 180°F to 190°F before removing it from the grill. Although 165°F can work, 180°F is ideal for perfectly grilled chicken, and it will be tender.