How to Cook Chicken on a Gas Grill

Cooking chicken on a gas grill weather grilling a whole chicken or grilling chicken pieces is controllably easier since you can control the flame just in a quick turn of a button. The only downside of it is that you can’t perfectly achieve a good smoked flavor but if your gas grill includes a smoke box that situated on or between your burners set some sawdust or wood bits in it in order to obtain a smoky flavor. You may also wrap the sawdust or the wood bits in a quality thick foil and poke some holes in the top and place it on the grill’s burner to produce smoke.

how to cook chicken on a gas grill How to Cook Chicken on a Gas Grill

In grilled food, a marinade is so essential to boost luscious flavor. Be sure to marinate your chicken at least an hour or for best end result up to 24 hours keep refrigerated. You may try these mixtures (lemon juice, lime juice, soy sauce, olive oil, yogurt, garlic, ginger, onion, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and cilantro).

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 whole pc 2 1/2-31/2 size chicken of broiler or fryer type – (for a whole chicken grilled method)
  • Chicken Pieces and barbecue sauce – (for chicken pieces grilled method)
  • Pepper and Salt
  • Fresh herbs (basil, lantro, rosemary, sage, tarragon)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Charcoal
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Barbecue Grill
  • Grill tools
  • Cutting Knives
  • Wire Grill Brush
  • Chopping Board
  • Paper towel

How to Cook Chicken on a Gas Grill

How to Grill a Whole Chicken

  1. Take out the giblets (internal organs of chicken) from the chicken’s cavity and wash your chicken with cold water. Then pat your chicken dry using paper towels before applying your seasonings inside and out like pepper and salt and 2 tablespoons of your minced fresh herbs.
  2. Set up your coals in a charcoal grill. Push your charcoal to one side so you will grill your chicken over indirect heat that means away from your charcoal. Turn only one burner of your gas grill to high heat leaving the other half unlit.
  3. As soon as your grill is hot, clean the grates with the use of stiff wire brush. Apply an amount of oil to a clean towel and hold the towel using tongs to wipe the grates with oil.
  4. Place your chicken breast side down on the other unlit half portion of the grill. Cook your chicken for approximately 30 minutes, afterwards open the grill and turn the chicken to breast side up position and cover again for continue cooking for another 30 more minutes until the skin turns golden brown and meat is all cooked through.
  5. To check doneness, slightly cut into the thickest middle portion of the chicken, if completely done it should releases juice that runs clear. Or through a use of meat thermometer which reads between 165-170 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Once chicken is done, remove it from the grill and allow it to rest for about 15 minutes before carving.

How to Grill Chicken Pieces

  1. Thoroughly wash your chicken parts (bone in and skin on) with cold water and pat them dry before applying your seasonings then wipe the pieces with an olive oil.
  2. Set your coals to a medium heat in a charcoal grill or turn your gas grill to a medium heat. Clean the grates with the use of stiff wire brush. Apply an amount of oil to a clean towel and hold the towel using tongs to wipe the grates with oil.
  3. Place your chicken pieces on the set grill in a skin side down position and cook for approximately 30 minutes uncovered, turning them frequently to avoid burning until the pieces turn golden brown and meat is all cooked through.
  4. Lightly brush your chicken pieces with a barbecue sauce wisely about 20 minutes after, since rubbing it on earlier can cause dissatisfying burning of the chicken. Once you notice that your barbecue sauced chicken starts to char or burn you can shift the pieces to a cooler side of the grill.
  5. To check doneness, slightly cut into the thickest middle portion of the chicken, if completely done it should releases juice that runs clear.

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