Here are some steps on how to grill the chicken breasts that results to a delicious and juicy dish for your meal.
The first step is to carefully trim each piece of chicken breasts. You must take out the fat and tendons and shave off the underneath side to make the meat of similar thickness.
Make some small crosswise slices going down the whole length of each piece of meat but don’t cut it all the way through. These slices will assist the marinade to be absorbed by the chicken breasts better, cook the meat evenly, and makes the cooked food good looking.
Chicken breasts normally needs a lot of oil to maintain its moisture. The ratio of the marinade recipe should be two measurements of oil to one measurement of acidic ingredients. For the ingredients of the marinade, you can use olive oil or any other type of vegetable oil, lemon juice or vinegar for the acidic ingredient, garlic, shallots, onion, herbs, ginger, curry powder, mustard, sesame oil, soy sauce, chili powder, and Worcestershire sauce.
Marinate the chicken breasts for about six to eight hours in the refrigerator. This is giving enough time for the flavorings of the marinade to be absorbed by the meat. It will also give the meat the moistening benefits that you really like when cooking it.
You can use either charcoal or gas barbecue grill to cook the chicken breasts. Either way you must cook the meat until it is entirely cooked all the way. But remember to never cook the chicken for too long because it will make the meat tough and dry. The heat use for cooking the meat should be medium to high temperature.
You will know that the chicken breasts is well done by the way it looks and how it feels to the touch. When it feels firm but not hard, the chicken is cooked and done. The color of the outside portion of the meat should be well browned. If you have any doubt of the look and feel of your grilled chicken breasts, you always use a meat thermometer to check the inside temperature. A cooked and well-done chicken meat should have a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
The length of the cooking time for chicken breasts greatly depends on the thickness of the meat, how hot the grill is, the temperature of the meat from the refrigerator, and weather conditions especially if you are grilling outside of your house.
Following this recipe on how to grill the chicken breasts will let you and your family enjoy a wonderful dinner together with a delicious and juicy grilled chicken at home.