Guide to Grilling Chicken

Easy tips to ensuring a juicy bird


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Keep it Dry

One important thing to remember when grilling whole pieces of meat (ie: not ground burger meats or sausages) and fish is to keep the surface dry. Patting out any excess surface moisture with some paper towel will prevent a steam situation, giving you that nice, even sear and of course, those praiseworthy grill marks! If you’re working with a wet marinade, just make sure to wick off any excess before placing gently on a hot, lightly greased grill.

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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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