The Arawak tribe of the Caribbean and South America is credited with originating grilling. They would use sticks to create a flame over a fire and lay the meat on it, which marks the origin of grilling.
Chicken is a versatile, delicious dinner choice that’s even better when grilled. There are many ways you can enjoy grilled chicken, from BBQ chicken recipes to healthy grilled chicken recipes. If you’re looking for a classic BBQ chicken recipe, look no further! This recipe is packed with flavor and perfect for your next cookout.
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Blackstone grill sensationally seared chicken breast
- 1 Blackstone Grill
- melting dome/ cover
- squeezie bottle
- 1 chicken breast
- salt & pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Don't limit yourself in the flavor department, your chicken requires a little more pep. We kept things simple with salt and pepper on this one, but feel free to play around with your favorite rub.
Preheat your griddle
- You want a low-temperature cook, with a surface temperature of around 350°. With your griddle, you'll need an IR gun! To fully heat up, your grill must be on for at least 15 minutes.
Oil the griddle
- It's a matter of personal preference. It all depends on the type of oil you use and the flavor profile that you're going for. We used olive oil specifically, but if you don't have any, don't let it stop you! It's all about the type of oil you choose. Avocado, peanut, sunflower, corn , sweet almond , grapeseed are just some examples.
- The simplest way to cook a whole chicken is on your griddle. Place the bird right down in the middle of the griddle, then cover it. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Take a peek under the breast and turn it over if it is golden brown. Cover the chicken breast and let the other side brown for 3-4 minutes before removing the lid slightly and squirting about 1-2 tablespoons of wine, chicken broth, hard cider, beer, apple juice, white wine vinegar or even water underneath it.
- This is when a decent instant-read thermometer comes in handy. When the breasts reach 160°, pull them off the griddle and cover them with aluminum foil for 5 minutes to allow them to finish rising to that magical 165° safe temperature for chicken.