HOW TO STEP-BY-STEP GRILL CHICKEN
If a big group is coming over, buy packs of chicken thighs and drumsticks with the bones still in them. Get it with the skin on, cook it in the oven, and then see the tip in Step #2.
You can rub the chicken with spices up to two days before the party (see printable recipe at the bottom) and bake it at 300°F for about an hour.
Tip: Use an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature after an hour of baking. The inside of the chicken should be at least 165°F. If it's more, it's fine. It will still taste good!
Then you take the chicken out of the oven and set it on the counter for a few minutes to cool down.
NEW TIP! I just found out about this, so I had to change the recipe to let you know. If you don't want the skins on, just pull them off after the chicken has cooled a bit but before you add the sauce. As I said in step 1, I prefer skinless, but this is a great hack for when you can't find them or there's a sale on skin-on!
- Extra tip: Use a clean pair of kitchen shears (scissors) to cut away any skin that is stuck to the bone.
- Extra tip: These kitchen shears come apart so you can clean them better. This is especially helpful when you use them to cut up chicken and want to make sure they are clean.
This way of removing the skin after cooking is MUCH easier than taking the skin off the chicken before cooking. The skin also helps keep some moisture in the chicken and adds flavor while it cooks. Win-win!
Use your favorite BBQ sauce to coat the chicken. I love this basic barbecue sauce that I made at home. It only needs three main ingredients, but there are different ways to spice it up, so you can add things like garlic powder and paprika to make it your own.
Refrigerate chicken until dinner time.
Use tongs to move the chicken pieces to a grill that is set up for direct heat cooking and has a medium heat. Cook, turning every now and then (I use long tongs like these so my hands don't get too close to the heat), for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until grill marks are on all sides and the meat is hot all the way through. You can baste them with sauce halfway through, but keep in mind that this can make the grill marks fall off or hide them. I don't usually baste in the middle because of this.
You can also broil the chicken instead. Put the chicken with the sauce on a pan that can go in your broiler. Warm up the broiler first. Put the chicken on the pan and about 6 inches from the heat of the broiler. Broil the chicken until dark spots show up, then turn it over and broil the other side until dark spots show up. Try a piece of chicken to make sure it's done. It should take between 8 and 12 minutes (4-6 minutes per side).
Serve with a lot of napkins and the sides you like best.
Do you want to learn the best way to cook chicken in an oven? We'll demonstrate how!
Are you unsure of what to do this Sunday? Imagine spending time with your parents while enjoying delicious cuisine and enjoyable company. Everyone enjoys a nice outdoor BBQ. However, your oven might be your best buddy if you don't have access to an outdoor barbecue. Try your hand at grilling chicken in an oven while wearing your favorite sundress or Capri shorts!
How To Grill Chicken In An Oven To Perfection?
It's not that challenging to grill chicken in an oven. You should pay great attention to the following if you are new to this:
What kinds of pieces work best for oven-grilling chicken?
The best meat to grill is bone-in meat, such as bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks. The chicken is kept moist thanks to the bone. If you enjoy the crunchy skin, get chicken with skin. Skinless chicken thighs are excellent when grilled if you're not a fan.
Placement of the Chicken
Make sure to allow some space between the chicken pieces as you arrange them on the baking sheet. If the tray is overcrowded, the meat will begin to steam rather than cook evenly, and the grill's taste will be lost.
The oven's temperature
Achieve juicy, tender, and moist chicken by keeping an eye on the oven's temperature. The flavor of overcooked chicken is usually rather bland and dry. Approximately an hour should be spent grilling the chicken at 160°C in the oven.
Should I Bast the Chicken?
However, if you're using a flavorful marinade, basting the chicken does leave the outside beautiful and flavorful. Basting the chicken is not really proved to ensure that the chicken will be moist when cooked on the inside. So, while it is optional, you could choose to baste the chicken halfway through cooking.
Is Chicken Dry When Grilled In An Oven?
As was already stated, it's critical to monitor your oven's temperature carefully. Set the oven to 160°C. Place the chicken inside the oven, and then set the grill to 160°C for around an hour. To test whether your chicken is done, soft, and juicy, use a fork. When the temperature in your oven is controlled, grilling the chicken does not cause it to get dry.
What Food Pairs Well With Grilled Chicken?
There are numerous dishes that go well with grilled chicken. For many occasions, grilled chicken makes a great appetizer that goes well with a variety of other dishes.