The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe Ever.
Wow! This has got to be one of my new favorite recipes, and will definitely be my go-to recipe for barbecued chicken. This Barbecued Dry-Rubbed Chicken recipe seasons the meat with a rub that ends up melting as the chicken cooks and turning into an incredibly savory glaze.
It’s truly incredible chicken. Rubbing meat with spices is an excellent way to season meat for the grill. But then you miss out on the sticky, savory glaze that screams ‘barbecue’. Basting your meat with barbecue sauce gives you that great glaze and sticky fingers, but the glaze doesn’t have time to really penetrate and season the meat. With this recipe you get the best of both worlds! It’s mmm mmm good, and I don’t think I’ll ever buy a bottle of store bought barbecue sauce again.
Great Grilling Takes Practice.
Back in the day whenever I tried grilling, mostly epic fails resulted. I have stomped and thrown fits and seriously wanted to throw our grill on some train tracks somewhere. (Are you sensing my frustration here?) I would follow the recipe instructions exactly~ and end up with black lumps of coal for food. So for the longest time I relegated all the grilling to my husband.
But I didn’t want to give up. One day I made up my mind to figure out how to use our gas grill. No matter how many times it would take I would master it. The taste of grilled food is too delicious to give up on! So eventually I graduated from the school of hard knocks and ended up with a whole plate full of YUM! Like anything else, it just took practice :0)
Take My Advice.
Gas and charcoal grills operate very differently and I’m not going to get into all of that. But I will share with you what I learned about using my gas grill.
1. Pre-heat your grill super hot and clean off the char left behind with a metal brush. Then turn the burners to low and wait a few minutes before cooking your food.
2. Once the grill has reached cooking temps, (like around 350° F) dip a paper towel in oil and spread it on your grill so your food doesn’t stick.
3. Use a food thermometer to check your meats; it’s failproof!
4. Stay by the grill and check your food. Don’t even multi-task; just don’t.
Every delicious bite is well worth the effort to learn your grill and have Barbecued Dry-Rubbed Chicken on your dinner plate tonight! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Please let me know how it goes, I always love feedback! Tag me on instagram @The_Goldilocks_Kitchen if you make this incredible recipe. I love to see!
This recipe inspired from one found on Cooks Country.
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