How to Grill Perfect Chicken
Here’s a few great tips for some of the most basic cooking that all too often goes wrong. Far too many times have I had dry, over-cooked chicken breasts when eating at other people’s houses. The problem; people are freaked out about undercooked chicken. It’s not rocket science, folks. Follow these steps to perfect grilled chicken breast.
My favorite tips:
- Remember the temperature will raise 7-10° after you pull the chicken off the grill. You want to hit 165° in the resting period, not on the grill.
- Use clean tongs. Don’t forget to wash or use different tongs after you’ve touched raw chicken when placing the breasts on the grill. I actually just use my hands when placing the raw chicken and save a step.
- Pearly white color. You’re looking for a pearly color on the inside of the breast, NOT BONE WHITE.
“The key to perfect grilled chicken; don’t overcook it.”
It’s that simple.
Video courtesy of Wegmans Food Markets.