Cooking Classics: Grilled Chicken

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The Technique 

Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken breasts may be used for all sorts of quality meal solutions. When the need to cook often arises, always plan to prepare enough for several meal options. This will save valuable time for you in the future. Some may be eaten right away when served with honey mustardred or white barbecue sauce then accompanied with macaroni & cheese, squash casserole, fried okrapotato salad & deviled eggs. Use the remaining chicken for appetizerssandwiches, soups, salads, nachos & casseroles. Learn how to trim & grill chicken breasts that may be used for a variety of recipe applications.


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makes about 8 to 10 servings

4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp coarse black pepper

Coat the chicken with the olive oil & sprinkle both sides of each piece with the salt & the pepper. Grill over direct Medium-High heat {350 to 400 degrees} 6 to 7 minutes per side or until the chicken registers 165 degrees. Remove it from the grill & let stand 10 minutes. Slice the chicken into strips.

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How To Trim & Grill Chicken Breasts

A family pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts is a smart way to prepare your family for several delicious meals. Although most of the work is done, a small amount of additional prep will need to be taken care of in order to have the chicken ready for grilling. Follow these tips for trimming chicken breasts further & in turn, grilling them.
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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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Sometimes there are bone fragments that have been left behind as well as a bit of fat, so it’s important that they are removed. Place a damp kitchen towel on the counter & top with a cutting board. 

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Use a paring knife to trim them away & discard. 

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Run your finger along the groove to the left to be certain all bone fragments have been removed. If there are any remaining, use the paring knife to remove them.

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Coat the chicken with the olive oil & sprinkle both sides of each piece with the salt & the pepper. Grill over direct Medium-High heat {350 to 400 degrees} 6 to 7 minutes per side or until the chicken registers 165 degrees. Remove it from the grill & let stand 10 minutes. Slice the chicken into strips.  

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