How To BBQ Chicken

How to: BBQ Chicken - Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilled Chicken! How To BBQ Chicken – Learn tips and tricks on how to grill chicken perfectly, every single time. 

How to BBQ Chicken Tutorial - Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilled Chicken!

Grilling season is here in full force. Along with burgers, steaks, and fish, I find we throw chicken on the grill over and over, all summer long. Smoky bbq chicken is a main dish my family never gets tired of eating.

If bbq chicken is a meal you enjoy, allow me to give you a few pointers today, that will help you turn good grilled chicken into incredible grilled chicken…

How to BBQ Chicken - Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilled Chicken!

I’ve noticed most people struggle with cooking grilled chicken properly. You’d think it would be the easiest recipe to make. Just toss it on the grill for few minutes and Viola!

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However, think about how many times you’ve been served not-so-perfect grilled chicken at backyard barbecues. So many undesirable things can happen when you place chicken on the grill. Burnt, dry, singed, overly-charred, rubbery skin, raw in the center… and so on.

Today’s “How To BBQ Chicken” Tutorial will help you eliminate these issues and serve up moist juicy bbq chicken every time. Ready?

How To BBQ Chicken

First of all, I always recommend going with bone-in chicken. Yes, it has to cook longer than boneless skinless chicken. However, the skin and bones insulate the chicken giving it a much richer flavor and juicy bite. Plus, who doesn’t love a drum stick?

1) Start by preheating the grill to indirect medium. That means the temperature will reach around 350-400 degrees F, but you will have an area without a flame directly underneath where you will place the chicken. That way, the dripping chicken doesn’t cause flareups.

Learn How to BBQ Chicken - Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilled Chicken!

2) Drizzle olive oil over the chicken. Use about 1 tablespoon for every 6-8 pieces. Then salt and pepper the chicken liberally, and massage the oil and seasoning over the entire surface of every piece. (Don’t forget to wash your hands with hot soapy water when you’re done.)

You can certainly add additional seasoning to your chicken at this point. Yet if you plan to sauce the chicken later, salt and pepper are all you need.

3) Set the chicken on the grill in the “indirect heat” area… On the grates that don’t have a full flame underneath. Grill for 15 minutes per side. Be sure to set a timer so you don’t lose track!

Learning How to BBQ Chicken - Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilled Chicken!

4) Once the chicken has grilled for 30 minutes total, brush bbq sauce over the entire surface of the chicken and grill an additional 5 minutes per side, so the bbq sauce has time to create a bark on the exterior of the chicken.

5) Finally, the only difficult step in the process… Leave the chicken alone to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute through the chicken, so that every bite is juicy.

How to BBQ Chicken: Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilled Chicken!

If you insist on grilling boneless skinless chicken. Preheat the grill to medium (not indirect medium) and brush the chicken with bbq sauce. Then salt and pepper liberally and grill for 5 minutes per side. Allow the chicken to rest at least five minutes before cutting.

How to Grill BBQ Chicken - Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilled Chicken!

Remember, if you:

  • Pay attention to the temperature of the grill.
  • Make sure you have an area to place the chicken where the flames won’t flare.
  • Oil the chicken so it doesn’t stick to the grill.
  • Set your timer.
  • And don’t sauce until the end…

You will certainly be able to produce perfect grilled bbq chicken every single time to make it.

Happy Grilling Season!

How to Grill Chicken - Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilled Chicken!

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14 comments on “How To BBQ Chicken

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted June 12, 2015 at 7:16 am Reply

    I JUST learned how to grill food on my own…and I am struggling at it! I’ve got chicken in the oven down, but definitely not on the BBQ…so this tips might just save my life. Pinned!

  2. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted June 12, 2015 at 8:04 am Reply

    I’m obviously not a bbq expert, but if I was ever gong to make it, I would make yours!! :-)

  3. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted June 12, 2015 at 9:59 am Reply

    Such great tips, love this! Going to try it soon for sure.

  4. Lirenposted June 12, 2015 at 11:35 am Reply

    Great tips! I know I didn’t learn the whole save-the-sauce for the end tip until much later, the hard way ;)

  5. Angie | Big Bear's Wifeposted June 12, 2015 at 1:15 pm Reply

    I’m so, so happy that grilling season is finally here! Love all of the tips for the perfect BBQ chicken! 

  6. Mariaposted June 12, 2015 at 1:36 pm Reply

    Love the tips and I will definitely be sharing them with Josh!!

  7. Kim - Today's Creative Lifeposted June 12, 2015 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Perfect!! I am taking over the BBQ because my husband continues to ruin my chicken! 

  8. sheilaposted June 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm Reply

    All great advise!  Looks lip smackin’ good!!

  9. Gabyposted June 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm Reply

    Great tips!! BBQ chicken was one of my favorite growing up!! 

  10. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted June 12, 2015 at 10:13 pm Reply

    BBQ chicken is one of our favorites in the summer – I’ve got this one locked down for reference!

  11. John Brumbaughposted June 12, 2015 at 11:32 pm Reply

    Great tips on bbq chicken. I used to boil a few minutes and cook on direct heat. This reads much better! Thanks a bunch.

    JohnB

  12. Heather Christoposted June 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm Reply

    It does look like perfect chicken!! great tips!

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