I love grilled chicken. I am the proud new owner of a new Coyote grill I am sharing the best grilled chicken breast recipe ever. You have to try it!
Grilled chicken. I think chicken just might be the most common barbecued food. Ever.
I have to admit that my grilled chicken has always been really dry. So, how is it that I have been grilling it wrong for so many years?
I am excited to share that I finally discovered the best way to grill chicken. And guess what? It all starts out with the grill.
When selecting a grill I think there are a few things that are must-haves. How do I know that? Because I finally own a great grill.
What to Look For in the Perfect Grill
- Every barbecue needs heat that distributes evenly across the grilling surface. It’s very important that the burners cook evenly.
- Pre-assembled. I have put together too many barbecues and they take forever. You want one that is preassembled!
- Easy access to the gas tank. Nothing is worse than needing extra hands to change out the gas tank. It’s already a crisis when you run out of propane in the middle of grilling.
- An igniter that won’t break. I can honestly say that I have never owned a grill that had an igniter that worked long term. Have you?
- Lights that help you see the food. I have bought a ton of portable lights for barbecues and most didn’t work. Actually, many of them worked, but you still couldn’t see the food.
- Finally, I need ample storage for tools.
I partnered with Coyote Outdoor Living and am now the proud owner of this 28″ C-Series gas grill (C1C28LP-FS). In addition to everything I listed above, it has a removable warming rack, fold-down shelving, wheels, and a removable cart. I love it.
Now that I have the perfect Coyote Grill, it’s time to share the only grilled chicken breast recipe you will want to use.
The Best Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe
Oddly enough, grilling the best chicken is more about how you cook it, rather than an actual recipe.
For years I have been making grilled chicken. Let me rephrase that. For years my husband and I have been making grilled chicken. More times than not, the chicken is way too dry. And didn’t taste that great. (And usually, I am not the one at the barbecue …).
I did some investigating and discovered the right way to grill chicken. We have been cooking chicken this way ever since. And the difference is amazing.
The secret is indirect heat.
Indirect heat is easy and works best on a gas grill. Turn the outside burners on medium-high heat and leave the inside burners off. (If you only have two burners, then turn on one side only.)
Set the chicken breast skin-side down on the indirect heat (turned off) section of the grill. Close the lid and cook for 15 minutes. Turn the chicken over and close the lid. Cook an additional 10 – 15 minutes.
I have the best homemade barbecue sauce recipe that you are going to want to try. The recipe is listed below!
Brush the chicken breasts with the homemade barbecue sauce and place the chicken on the direct heat section. Cook, turning once, until breasts are seared and brown, about five minutes.
Doesn’t this look amazing?
Here is the recipe that you should use next time you grill chicken. You won’t believe the difference!
- 6 chicken breasts
- 1 cup diced onions
- 2 TBL extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ cups Ketchup
- 3 TBL Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 2 TBL Worcestershire
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp mustard powder
The Best Barbecue Sauce
- Chop the onions and place them in a pan with olive oil.
- Saute onions until soft and clear, about four to five minutes.
- Remove from heat and add all other ingredients.
- Simmer on the stove for 15 minutes.
- Store in an airtight jar.
- Turn one side of the gas grill on to high heat. Place the chicken breasts next to the burners, so that they cook indirectly.
- Depending on the size of the breast, cook for about 15 minutes. Turn, and cook on the other side until chicken is almost done, about 10 - 15 minutes. Only turn the chicken twice. The key is to cook it on indirect heat and "leave it alone".
- Once the chicken is almost (about 90%) done, brush with The Best Barbecue Sauce and place chicken on medium-high heat. Cook on each side approximately three to five minutes until sauce is cooked and seared on to the breasts.
- Serve immediately.
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