The reason why this is so important to consider is because we are all individuals and we all have different nutritional requirements. What may be healthy for me, may not be as healthy for you.
With that said, I’m going to share with you some simple tips for grilling chicken breast on BBQ. For starters, there is no difference in the preparation when you grill chicken breast compared to when you cook it in the oven. There is very little or no real special preparation required. If anything, you might want to adjust your recipe slightly to allow for more moisture in it.
What Type Of Chicken You Are Planning On Grilling
First, let’s take a look at what type of chicken you are planning on grilling. Typically, people will go with a white meat like chicken breast or turkey. However, a healthier alternative is to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Although you will get more protein from the boneless meat, the dietary consideration is not so great. Since you’re already getting protein from the chicken breast, it is certainly not going to hurt your diet.
In addition, as you cook the meat, make sure you remove any excess fat. As previously mentioned, this is not necessary but very important to keep in mind. You can easily read the labels on the products to determine exactly how much fat is in a product. Most often, the less fat you are required to eliminate, the healthier your meal is.
Now, let’s talk about seasoning. In general, a basic salt mix will work just fine. Cherry tomato juice and a squeeze of lemon juice can give it a nice zest. Lemon juice added during the cooking process will make the taste that much more exciting. And don’t forget your seasonings.
When it comes to BBQ sauce, don’t go heavy on the mustard. Keep it light and let the tomato juice do its job. Just make sure you add about 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the meat. Another thing you may want to consider is hot sauce. If you’re not a big fan of the hot sauce, make sure you adjust to taste.
The Proper Temperature
Grilling chicken on BBQ isn’t much different than grilling pork. You’ll want to make sure you cook it to the proper temperature. It really doesn’t matter what many people think about browning the meat first. I personally like chicken that is still moist, so I brown it before I add the barbecue sauce. However, for chicken that is a little older or not as moist, you just need to brown it normally.
One final note – don’t be in a hurry when grilling your chicken. As you might have experienced, grilling chicken takes a long time. Give it time! Serve it warm if you can and enjoy your great meal.
Flavor To Your Chicken
Now that you’ve grated your chicken and onions, it’s time to add your seasonings. Most people prefer garlic for its great flavor. However, if you have a problem with garlic, or any kind of strong spice for that matter, just use some oregano or some curry powder. Those spices will be great for adding a great deal of flavor to your chicken. After that, just add your liquid, such as oil or barbecue sauce. Many people choose to use tomato sauce for their liquid, but feel free to use whatever you’d like.
I’ve had a lot of great tasting results using a simple mustard based ketchup. I’ve also used red wine or cider vinegar. When it’s all done, you can serve it up and enjoy it on your own or place it onto a plate for guests to enjoy. No one will really care if you put it on a plate because it will not get lost. This is a very easy way to make chicken breasts on your BBQ. And best of all, you didn’t have to spend an arm and a leg to do it! Now that is reason enough to start grilling more often.
One of the best things about grilling chicken breast on your BBQ is that you are able to modify it based on what you would like. Grilled chicken breast is something that can go from being bland to delicious in just a matter of minutes. Try adding some pepper, some herbs, or even some spices. You’ll find that once you get started that you will want to keep going. Grilling is one of the easiest ways to make a great tasting meal.