Since most of us are busy people who seem to always be on the move, I am going to give you simple easy to follow directions on how to make juicy perfect BBQ chicken on grills.
First of all, here are the supplies you will need for the first step to making your BBQ chicken on the grill.
- 1 large deep pot/pan (such as a pan you would make chili or soup in)
- 1 bag of frozen chicken breasts (Yes, I said frozen chicken!)
As I said before, many of us are very, very busy, seems like we don’t even have time to rest. This is the reason why we are using frozen bagged chicken such as Tyson or the generic kind you can buy at Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club. By using frozen chicken, this is something you can easily make quick and also something you can pull out of the freezer and have a healthy meal.
Ok, so let’s get started.
First of all, you want to take the deep pot/pan you are using and fill it with water and put in the number of chicken breast you wish to use. Then bring the pot to a boil allowing the chicken to cook inside the water fully. This is a crucial step. The reason is that this will make sure that the chicken is fully cooked and that the BBQ sauce doesn’t burn and make that awful burnt parts on the outside. Yuck.
After you have fully cooked the chicken in the pan of water, you are now ready for the next and final step in making BBQ chicken on the grill.
For this step, you will need the following supplies.
- BBQ sauce- whatever your favorite kind is personally, I like to use Sweet Baby Ray’s (which comes in several different flavors such as honey.)
- A grill
- A basting brush (I like the silicone ones)
- And your cooked chicken breasts
The first thing you need to do is fire up your grill and get it sweet and hot. Once that is ready, grab your basting brush and put a layer of BBQ sauce all over the chicken breasts. Once this is done put the BBQ chicken on the grill. Remember, you are not cooking the chicken (this is already done) you are only “cooking” the sauce to the chicken. So alone leave the chicken on each side for about 3-4 minutes or so. Each time you flip the chicken, use the basting brush to add another layer of BBQ sauce to the team that is facing up (the side facing away from the grill). Adding more BBQ sauce is essential to get that rich BBQ flavor.
Once you are done “cooking” the BBQ sauce on the chicken, you are ready to serve. See, it wasn’t that easy, and best of all, you will have a juicy chicken that everyone will envy.
Even my picky 5-year-old son loves my BBQ chicken on the grill.
Safety Tips for Grilling
Grills don’t take too much maintenance, but you need to keep them in good working order to reduce the risk of fires. This blog has good grill suggestions that have excellent fire safety features if you want to lessen your chances, but a regular maintenance schedule should do fine. If they have a build-up of grease, they could cause flare-ups or fires. If you have a gas model, check the hoses periodically to ensure there aren’t any leaks.
Before grilling, make sure you have a fire extinguisher nearby. If the grilling gets out of control, you can knock down the flames before they spread to the entire building. It would help if you always stayed near the grill while it is on. This allows you to spot a problem as soon as it starts. Make sure you shut off the rack when finished. Check back on it later to make sure it cools down.
Check Your Surroundings
When lighting your charcoal, keep in mind that flames will become airborne at times until the charcoal starts to get an ashen coating. Look around and make sure there aren’t any low hanging branches that could catch fire or overhangs from your house. If it has been scorched in recent days, you might want to spray the area around, including limbs of trees with water to limit the risk of catching on fire. Finally, make sure your grill is not in the locality where children will be playing.
Water Is Your Friend
Keeping a small water bottle nearby can be very helpful when grilling. This can help douse any flare-ups that grease or fat dripping off the meat you are cooking can cause. Going along with tip number one, never pour beer on the grill to try to put a flare-up out. I have seen others do this, and the results are never good.
Don’t Use The Grill As A Serving Plate
Yes, it is fun to have your friends and family come to the grill and get their food straight from it, but it is not safe. There is too much of a risk of someone touching the hot surface when they aren’t paying attention or a young child getting burned. Set up a serving area well away from your grill, and you won’t have to worry about children in line or people that have had one too many beverages risking the safety of others.
The Risk Remains After The Grilling Is Done
Just because you have removed the meat, closed the lid, and the charcoal is no longer red coals does not mean the safety threat is made. Your grill will remain hot long after you have removed the meat from it. An average charcoal grill can remain hot for close to two hours after you delete your meat. Make sure you maintain the same safety precautions after the meat has been removed from the grill as you did while it was cooking. Manage your schedule and plan to remain nearby until it has cooled down to ensure the safety of your home and those around it.
If you follow these safety tips, you will be able to enjoy your path to becoming a grillmaster and ensure the safety of yourself and your guests.