Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to BBQ Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts can prove difficult to do on the barbecue. Use these tips and techniques to get great tasting chicken breasts.

1- How to BBQ Chicken Breasts.

2- Chicken is one of the hardest meats to do on the barbecue. It is so easy to burn or over cook it. 

3- If you over cook it you have dry saw dust like meat under cook it and you have the risk of getting food poisoning.

4- The main problem with chicken breasts is they are not even. You might get the one side cooked but the other side will be over cooked or vice versa.

5- Here are some tips and techniques to use to get great BBQ chicken breasts.

Preparation - BBQ Chicken Breasts:
- Boneless chicken breasts have a tapered shape with an attached tenderlion. Making the breast uneven and a nightmare to grill. 

- To start remove any excess fat and excess pieces of meat. Pound the breast with a hammer bout an inch thick to even it out, this gives you a nice even piece of meat to grill. 

- Then wash the chicken under a cold running tap and pat dry with a paper towel. 

Brining and Seasoning:
- Brining can be a great way to ensure you get great barbecue chicken breasts. It will keep them moist and prevent them from drying out. The sugar in the brine caramelizes creating a tasty outer layer.

- The brine mixture is made by combining half a cup of brown sugar, half cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 8 cups of water. Mix ingredients together and place chicken breasts in, this brine mixture is enough for 4 chicken breasts. 

- Place the brine bowl with the breast into the fridge and leave for at least 30 minutes but no longer than an hour. 

- Take the chicken out and sprinkle over your favourite chicken seasoning. Add a bit of lemon juice and some spices.

Barbecuing - Chicken Breast:

- Pre-heat your grill to a medium heat and lightly oil grid with olive oil or cooking spay. Once the chicken has finished brining and seasoning it must be grilled straight away.

- Grilling time is really shortHealth Fitness Articles, 2 - 3 minutes on each side because the breasts are now even. Breasts should only be flipped once and the grill lid needs to be closed to create an oven like effect. 

- Be careful not to over cook the chicken every minute that goes by after your chicken is done it is becoming drier. 

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- Im 24 originally from Johannesburg South Africa but recently moved to Marbella Spain. My hobbies include tennis, gyming and barbecuing.

- I have a barbecue and recipe website - I love the outdoors and spend most my free time on the beach.

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