12 tips & tricks chicken moist on the grill
Don’t make the mistake of keeping your grill on low because you’re worried about dried-out meat. Instead, be sure to keep your grill on medium to high heat
Don’t fear the heater
This should be a no-brainer in terms of cleanliness, but it’s especially crucial when you’re concerned about cooking your food perfectly.
A clean grill is a happy grill
Now that your grill is clean, let’s dirty it up again by adding some oil. Roll a paper towel into a ball, dip it in vegetable or olive oil, and grab it with a pair of tongs.
One way to stop a thicker chicken breast from drying out is to stuff it, which not only adds extra moisture to the interior, but it also adds some extra flavor
If you’re especially concerned about the breast meat drying out, opt for a whole roast chicken instead. Not only does the shape essentially create a roasting rack
Go big or go home
Try butterflying your chicken first by slicing down one or both sides of the backbone, opening the whole thing, and flipping it over flat.
Without getting into all the science behind it (we’re not really the lab-coat types), soaking your chicken in brine can add about 10 percent more moisture to the inside
Make time for brine
If brine isn’t your thing, think Southern and use buttermilk instead. Different flavor. Like the brine, you should also aim to marinate your chicken in buttermilk
Dare to add some southern flair
Another trick used by some chefs is to poach the chicken before grilling it. The reason it keeps the meat moist is similar to the brine or marinade techniques, except in this case
Double your fun
Sauces and glazes don’t just add an extra flavor boost to your chicken, they can actually help keep your meat from drying out by sealing in the flavors and moisture.
Even if you use a marinade or glaze ahead of time, you’ll still want to brush your meats they’re on the grill. But don’t start glazing right away or you’ll scorch the sugar.
Don’t get sauced too soon
If a whole chicken or large pieces are too much for you to handle (or consume), slice the chicken into smaller, thinner pieces. Then thread these onto skewers and throw them
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