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Old 06-05-2005, 05:30 PM   #1
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Grilled Chicken ideas?

What are some ideas that I can make with grilled chicken? I usually marinate it with Italian Dressing, and grill it. What else could I add to add more flavor to it?

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Old 06-05-2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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You could try different marinades. There are tons on the supermarket shelf and you could make your own.

Chicken cooked on the bone is more flavorful that boneless skinless. The bones and skin also keep the meat from drying out.
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Old 06-05-2005, 05:34 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC Butterz!!! I really have no special way to make grilled chicken but if you haven't tried beer can chicken yet, you have got to. It is pure ambrosia. The juciest, tenderest, most flavorful chicken around. AND very little effort on your part.
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Old 06-05-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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Try a dry rub. This is my favorite. I usually make a triple or quadruple batch of this. It stores well in an airtight container in a cool dark place.

Just sprinkle this liberally on the chicken (or fish or any other meat) and rub it in. I like to let it sit for a few hours or even overnight, but I have had great results putting it on just before grilling.

1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp lemon pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of salt
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Old 06-05-2005, 07:07 PM   #5
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I get a dry bbq rub from my walmart, it's KC Masterpiece. Very good and you don't have to use alot of it.
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Old 06-05-2005, 07:29 PM   #6
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One of my favorite store bought marinades is made by Mc Cormick its a mesquite marinade you can find it where they keep the powdered gravy mixes.
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Old 06-06-2005, 05:50 AM   #7
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A bit of Paul Prudhommes BBQ magic is great on chicken breasts. I usually add either that or Montreal/Canada's Best Steak Seasoning to my chicken prior to grilling. Beyond that, I normally wouldn't do much, unless you want to brine them. But I don't think that's necessary.

FWIW, the main reason chicken breasts get dry is, well, overcooking. I realize people are paranoid about salmonella, but no matter what meat you start with overcooking is the easiest way to ruin it. Cook it til it's done, no longer. If you don't trust yourself to determine when it's done, keep a thermometer handy.
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Old 06-06-2005, 08:02 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Babcock

FWIW, the main reason chicken breasts get dry is, well, overcooking. I realize people are paranoid about salmonella, but no matter what meat you start with overcooking is the easiest way to ruin it. Cook it til it's done, no longer. If you don't trust yourself to determine when it's done, keep a thermometer handy.
Another great way to combat dryness is by brining your chicken. It adds flavor as well as a little latitude with temperature. If you overcook a brined chicken it will still usually be pretty juicy in most cases.
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:43 AM   #9
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try some fresh lemon juice, lots of mashed garlic,

oregano and extra virgin olive oil. I really like greek oregano if you have it.
If you don't have much time to marinate (less than 1 hour)
then don't add the oil until right before you put it on the grill. Salt and pepper at that time.

I also like lime juice, cumin or chilli powder garlic and oil, marinated the same way.
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:11 AM   #10
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Butter.............I absolutely love Barefoot Contessa's Recipe for Tequilla Lime Chicken (www.foodnetwork.com) . I've even ran out of Tequilla and made it without and it was still really good. I always make an adjustment though and add some Mexican Shredded Cheese on top, along with the green parts of a scallion and some crumbled bacon.

McCormicks Chicken Rub and some lime juice is another good one.

I just recently discovered the Italian Dressing one and really like that too.
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