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Easy Steps to Grill Chicken at Home (with pictures)

Updated on September 24, 2017
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Chitrangada has nutrition in mind when cooking for her family. Making nutritious food delicious is a skill she has perfected over the years.

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“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Home grilled chicken
Home grilled chicken | Source

Easiest and the best way to enjoy chicken recipes is to grill them yourself at home!

© Chitrangada Sharan Dec. 2013

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When it comes to non vegetarian food, my family loves chicken recipes.

And in chicken recipes, nothing can satisfy their tastebuds more than a home grilled chicken.

On Sundays, Chicken recipes are my family' s favourite and Grilled Chicken is a unanimous choice, because it is light, non oily, nutritious and of course delicious.

They are so simple to prepare and do not require much planning as well.

Only prior planning required is buying Chicken in advance.

I prefer fresh chicken for grilling purposes. However if you are using frozen chicken, remember to thaw them quite in advance.

All the moisture should be removed before marination. This can be done effectively by tissue paper as well.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 55 min
Yields: 2 to 3
Fresh chicken pieces
Fresh chicken pieces | Source
Simple and easy to find ingredients for home grilled chicken
Simple and easy to find ingredients for home grilled chicken | Source

Ingredients

  • 500 grams. Raw fresh Chicken pieces
  • 2 tablespoonful Thick curd/ Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoonful white vinegar
  • 1 level teaspoonful Red chilli powder
  • 1 level teaspoonful 1/2 tsp. Cuminseed, 1/2 tsp. Coriander, 2 Green Cardamom, 1 Black Cardamom,
  • 1 tablespoonful Ginger-Garlic paste( in equal proportion)
  • 1 teaspoonful Salt
  • 1 teaspoonful Cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoonful Chat masala or Lemon juice, optional

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”

― Ruth Reichl

Marinate the chicken pieces for about an hour
Marinate the chicken pieces for about an hour | Source
The finished recipe of grilled chicken--Yummy!
The finished recipe of grilled chicken--Yummy!

Grilled Chicken Simplified!

  1. Wash the chicken pieces and dry them with a tissue paper. If you are using frozen chicken pieces thaw them completely and then wipe them dry.
  2. This is advised, so that the marination penetrates nicely into the chicken. You can select pieces of your choice but fleshy pieces are good for grilling.
  3. You can prick the flesh of chicken with a fork or make small cuts, before marination.
  4. Combine the chicken with wet ingredients, namely Curd, Vinegar and Ginger- Garlic paste thoroughly.
  5. In a food processor grind the dry ingredients, namely, Cumin seed, Coriander seed, Cloves, Black Cardamom Cardamom and mix with the Marinated Chicken pieces.
  6. Cover and keep aside, preferably in a refrigerator for one hour.
  7. Preheat oven at 200 degree celsius. Oil the metal rack and place the marinated chicken pieces on it. Leave a little gap in individual pieces.
  8. Grill on one side for 20 minutes. Turn the Chicken pieces to grill on another side. Again grill for 20 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle lemon juice/ Chat Masala(optional) over the finished grilled chicken pieces.
  10. Take out in the serving dish and serve hot with Green Mint or Coriander Chutney and tomato sauce.

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The Green Mint Chutney!

Green chutney is very popular in India even in ordinary meals. It is very simple to make with minimum ingredients.

What you need:

1 Cup cleaned and washed, Bunch of Green Mint or Green Coriander leaves,

1 Green chilly

1 tsp. Lemon juice,

Salt to taste

Combine and grind them in the food processor. Do not add water, as the green leaves combined with salt, leave lot of moisture.

Some Precautions:

1. Remember to brush the metal grilling rack with oil properly, so that the Chicken does not stick to it, while cooking.

2. Always use the Grill or Oven with cover for even cooking. This allows tender and juicy from inside, whereas crisp from outside.

3. Do not set temperature as too high. The Chicken pieces with bones might burn and will not be juicy enough. My Oven/ Grill provides ideal temperature at 200 degree celsius, but it might be different for your Oven/ Grill.

Please make an assessment of suitable temperature for grilling in your Oven/ Grill beforehand.

4. Use long handled wooden spoons or spatula for turning the chicken.

5. Test the chicken with a toothpick, to see if it is done.

6. Choose equal sized pieces for grilling. If you select some small and some big pieces, they will take different time for cooking.

Chicken legs or breast pieces of equal sizes are ideal for cooking together.

7. Remember to clean the Oven/ Grill for the next time, to avoid any unpleasant odour.

Hope you like this simple home Grilled Chicken!

© Chitrangada Sharan 16th December, 2013

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And that's it--The delicious home grilled chicken, ready to serve!
And that's it--The delicious home grilled chicken, ready to serve! | Source

© 2013 Chitrangada Sharan

Do you grill chicken at home? Please share your method in the comments section.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Ann810 for stopping by!

      I am glad you liked the recipe . Hope you will enjoy it when you try it.

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Ann810 

      2 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Interesting grilled chicken recipe. I might have to include the ginger marinade on grilled chicken, next time I grill. Thanks for unique recipe.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Suzette, for stopping by and appreciating the recipe. Grilling something on charcoal gives delicious taste and aroma. My mother used to prepare chicken, kebabs by this method---heavenly!

      Thank you for commenting and have a great day!

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      Suzette Walker 

      2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Looks yummy! I am salivating right now. Your recipe is easy and sounds delicious. In America we grill chicken on a grill outside either on a gas stove or over charcoal. Delicious. You are right, almost every culture likes chicken. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Linda, for your kind visit and comments!

      Good to learn that grilled chicken is your preferred chicken recipe. Thanks!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Chicken is my favorite meat. I could eat it daily. Cooked any way! I do prefer it grilled though.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you teaches12345, for your appreciation!

      The green mint sauce/ chutney goes very well with grilled recipes, whether vegetarian or non vegetarian.

      I am sure you would enjoy it. Thanks!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      This is great, we get two recipes for our files. I do use fresh chicken in my recipes. I will have to make the mint sauce. Its flavor would top off the recipe well.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks cmoneyspinner1tf, for your kind visit and comments!

      Thanks for pinning it too.

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      Treathyl FOX 

      4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      You're right about chicken being a family favorite. I collect chicken recipes and share them to Pinterest. This one went on my board. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/183943966005265712/

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Peggy W, for your visit and comments!

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      That looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for your recipes. I am going to pin this!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Suzanne!

      Thank you for your visit and lovely comment and vote up!

      Wish you a very Happy New Year, 2014!

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      Suzanne Day 

      4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      YUM this looks great! I like grilled chicken and now you've given me the perfect recipe for it. Thank you soooo much & voted awesome & rated!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Minnetonka Twin, for reading and appreciating!

      I am glad you liked this recipe and will try it.

      Thanks and a very Happy New Year 2014!

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      Linda Rogers 

      4 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the incredibly thorough and useful hub on grilling chicken. You did a great job adding photo's and making this recipe easy to follow. I am putting this in my recipe box.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Deb, for visiting this hub and your appreciative comments!

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is a wonderful change to standard chicken in the US. Great work!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi Janis!

      Welcome to my hub and thanks for your positive comment!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Devika, for your visit and appreciation! Thanks for your continued support!

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      Janis 

      4 years ago from California

      These look so good. Now I'm hungry.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Grilled chicken is one of my favorite choices, curried chicken is my best choice, this recipe is a simple to follow and well explained.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Susan Recipes, for your visit and appreciation!

      Thanks for voting up as well!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks peachpurple, for reading this hub and your kind comments!

      I am glad you liked this easy recipe!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you CraftytotheCore, for your visit and appreciation!

      I am glad you liked the recipe.

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      Susan 

      4 years ago from India

      Grilled Chicken are one of my favorite recipe. Thanks for sharing this super yummy recipe. Voted up.

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      peachy 

      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i didn't know that grill chic is so easy! Thanks for the recipe. Now i just have to buy some drumsticks !

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      CraftytotheCore 

      4 years ago

      This looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe here. I'm always looking for different ways to make chicken.

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