Sunday, April 10, 2011

BASICS: BBQ Chicken

Oh how I had a picture to post - I will def post a picture next time we have BBQ Chicken!

BBQ Chicken
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Kosher salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Garlic powder BBQ sauce - my family loves KRAFT Original BBQ Sauce - or your favorite BBQ sauce

Bring your chicken out about 20 minutes before you are going to put it on the grill to come up to temperature. Trim the fat off of each chicken breast.

Pre-heat grill on medium-high heat. Then, drizzle a little bit of EVOO on one side of the chicken breasts, followed by salt, pepper and garlic powder (to your taste). Use your fingers to sprinkle each of those seasonings onto each breast. I try to make sure to get a little of each seasoning on every part of the breast. There is such a thing as over seasoning - but when we are talking about chicken seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic - think about the way you season all of the foods you make at home. Are you a pepper person? (like my husband) are you a salt person (ME, Me, me)? If you are unsure about whether or not you are a garlic person, you are - just trust me. Use garlic powder like you would your 'non-prefferential' seasoning. If you are a salt person - use garlic powder like you would use pepper and vice versa until you find your garlic preference.

Flip the breasts over and repeat the process.

Put them on your pre-heated grill for about 5 - 7 minutes. Flip with tongs and cook for about 4 minutes. When they are done they should pass the 'firmness' test talked about HERE.

With just about 2 minutes to go - flip the chicken on to the original side and use a basting brush to paint BBQ sauce on the surface - let cook four about 30-60 seconds and repeat on the other side. Pull off the grill and let the meat rest for 4-5 minutes to keep all the juices in.

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