Biting into a temp chicken sandwich or protein-packed salad and instead of that wonderfulness, tasting a dull, chalky chunk of chicken is just sad. Unfortunately, turning out tasteless grill is a common problem, especially among new cooks.
How Long to Cook (Pretty Much) Anything on the Grill
Chicken is a delicate protein that dries out fast. One minute too many on the heat can take the bird from tender and juicy to boring and blah. Luckily, our Test Kitchen chicken know how to grill up a perfectly juicy chicken breast. Read on, and learn how to make flavor-loaded chicken that comes out perfect every time. Place a large piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on your work surface, place the chicken on top and cover the chicken with another piece of parchment or plastic.
Next, grab a meat mallet or rolling pin and give the thickest part of the chicken a few firm whacks. This step helps cook the chicken evenly, keeping one best from drying out before the other has time to cook.
How to Grill Chicken Breast (and Keep it Juicy!)
Place the vinegar, oil, lemon juice and lemon pepper into a medium-size bowl or pan, then add the chicken. Turn and flip the chicken to coat, breast cover. Thinking about skipping this step?