Guide to Grilling Chicken

Easy tips to ensuring a juicy bird


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Guide to Grilling Chicken We Americans just love our chicken. Deep-fried, stir-fried, roasted, barbecued, grilled and even poached, we’re experts at enjoying it every which way. Now that summer’s officially upon us, it’s easy to take the cooking to the grill where we get to savor our favorite poultry recipes with the added bonus of a smoky, char-grilled finish.

But just because you prepare chicken all the time doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the same outcome on the more temperamental grates. Here are some handy tips to help keep your chicken juicy, flavorful and safe to eat, from start to finish!

Pictured: Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken

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  • Where's the link to show me how to brine?

    Jun 25, 2011 at 8:28 AM

  • Snooth User: bassdad
    383990 59

    Hey Jeff, the link for the brine is:
    If you click on the "Pictured: Grilled Beer-Brined Chicken" highlight above this is where it takes you.

    Jun 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM

  • Thanks!!!

    Jun 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM

  • Is there a way to print this entire Guide to Grilling Chicken article in one step?

    Jun 27, 2011 at 1:03 PM

  • Snooth User: Zeekers
    90514 9

    I agree with Chipsofacto. Providing these articles in a more user-friendly printable format would be a big step forward.

    Jul 01, 2011 at 1:06 PM

  • Snooth User: Rich Tomko
    Hand of Snooth
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    Chisofacto and Zeekers - it's a good idea and on the tech docket; in the meantime there is a link under the photo gallery belt that says "view as one page", but then you still need to hit the print screen to print it out. thanks for the feedback

    Jul 01, 2011 at 11:36 PM

  • Snooth User: Joylew57
    572249 4

    Could you elaborate on the indirect and direct cooking method? I start the chicken on direct and move it to indirect and if so, how long?

    Jul 03, 2011 at 5:39 AM

  • Snooth User: cooksy
    687298 2

    Try a ready made brine. The Apple Chipotle Brine made by Sweetwater Spice will give you perfect chicken or any other meat. They have a range of brining products.

    Jul 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

  • Snooth User: dlubo
    2016517 10

    You can try apple cider with brine to make the taste a bit different. I have tasted that and it tastes good. For perfect smoked food you can find the best smoker grill at:

    Jun 28, 2016 at 11:08 AM

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