Grilled chicken is always a treat because it low cost healthy alternative to most traditional cookout dishes. Whether you are grilling an entire chicken or just a few breasts to make some sandwiches it is always important to know ‘how long do I grill chicken’ to ensure that your chicken does not come out to dry. Here we will provide some step-by-step instructions on how long do I grill chicken, when you are attempting to cook the whole entire chicken.
Before we being it is important when handling raw meat to always rinse the chicken under cold water (not hot water because it might partially cook the meat and invite in bacteria) and to wash your hands and utensils with soap and water to prevent cross contamination.
Once the bird is all cleaned off, season it with a variety of basil, rosemary, sage or any other spices you prefer. Be creative!
Making sure you have scraped and clean off the grate on your grill set only one side of it to medium heat. This means if you are using charcoal, push them all to one side. This is called cooking indirect heat, as you’ll be placing the chicken on the side away from the fire. Then, coat the grill rack with oil.
When the grill is heated up, place your chicken on the grill (remember the unheated side) and cover for 30 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 30 minutes uncovered.
You’ll be able to check to see if the grilled chicken is done put cutting it with a fork. Optimally, you’d like the chicken to be white and the juices to flow clear.
So ‘how long do I grill chicken’? Well when trying to grill an whole entire chicken it will take about an hour to grill it and 10-15 minutes for it to cool off, so, in total about 45 minutes.