Grilled Chicken Breasts - Recipe for Grilled Chicken Breasts

Easy & juicy recipe for grilled chicken breasts. Learn how to make the beast grilled chicken breasts. Presalting the chicken breasts and grilling over indirect heat keeps them juicy.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

4 bone-in and skin-on chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Rinse and thoroughly dry the chicken breasts. Sprinkle all over with salt, putting some under the skin. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight. Let chicken come to room temperature 30 minutes before grilling.
  2. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for indirect heat: If using a gas grill, turn all burners to high and close the lid. When the temperature inside the grill reaches 400°, lift lid and turn off one of the burners. The area over the turned-off burner is the indirect heat area. If using a charcoal grill, light 50 to 60 briquettes and let burn until covered with ash, about 20 to 30 minutes. Mound them to one side. The area over the section cleared of coals is the indirect heat area.
  3. Brush the grill with vegetable oil. Place chicken skin side down on indirect-heat area; close lid on gas grill. Cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken over, close lid on gas grill, and cook another 10 minutes. Move chicken over direct heat and cook, turning once, until skin is well browned and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Watch carefully; dripping fat or any added oils or butters catch fire easily (a small spray bottle filled with water is handy for taming flames).
  4. Test one piece for doneness by cutting into the center. It should be slightly pink (it will finish cooking while it rests). If very pink, move all chicken back to indirect heat, cover grill, and cook for another 5 minutes. Let rest at least 10 minutes before serving.
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