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Secrets to Getting a Perfect Golden Brown Chicken on the Grill [Recipe]

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Until recently, I let my husband do all the grilling. Though he’ll never admit it, I had to take over the stainless-steel man’s work because, well, I’m the better cook and he kept burning our food.

It took me a while to figure out how to achieve a golden brown chicken that turns out perfect almost ever time. Plus, it’s easy… bonus!

Golden Brown Grilled Chicken Tips

  1. Heat grill to lowest setting
  2. If using a whole chicken fill a soda can with water or pop open a beer can. Prop chicken on beer can in middle of grill over tin foil. If using chicken part, lay bone side down on in-direct heat. If you have a grill that has an option floating or raised surface, use it.
  3. Always leave the skin on and baste with mixture below.
  4. Do not turn your chicken over – just turn at a 90-180 degree angle. Keep lid closed as much as possible.
  5. Cook 30-45 mins or until juice run clear.
  6. Keep a water bottle handy if the flames start to burn your bird.
  7. NEVER put BBQ sauce or any other sauce beside the below baste on your bird during cook time. Apply 3-5 mins before taking your bird off the grill. Sugar will burn!

Golden Brown Grilled Chicken Baste

  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 cloves minced fresh garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley (optional) or other fresh or dried herbs

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