Grilling split chicken breasts is a convenient and delicious way to enjoy a backyard barbecue. Not only is it a great way to feed a large family, but it also offers an affordable and healthy meal option. Split chicken breasts are popular for grilling because they cook quickly and evenly, and the juicy chicken accompanied by the smoky flavor of the grill makes for a meal that everyone will enjoy. However, it is important to know how long to grill split chicken breasts in order to ensure that they are cooked thoroughly and remain juicy. In this blog post, we will explore the length of time needed to grill split chicken breasts, as well as tips for achieving the best results. We will cover the various types of grills, methods of cooking, and other considerations to keep in mind while grilling split chicken breasts. With this knowledge, you can make sure that your next barbecue is a success.
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How to Grill BBQ Split Chicken Breasts
Grill temperature is critical to cooking any chicken correctly. On a gas grill, it is simpler to regulate the grill’s temperature.
It is possible to use a charcoal grill, but you must carefully monitor the grill temperature and set up a cooler zone so that the direct heat zone doesn’t get too hot.
Grill surface temperature should be 450° or slightly lower. Most chicken is grilled in the range of 450°-500°. Try to use a temperature range of 425°-450° for the majority of the grill surface to avoid skin problems.
That is a little above medium on most gas grills. For more information, view A Beginners Guide to Grill Temperature on a Gas Grill.
Preparing Split Chicken Breasts to Grill
Bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts are another name for split chicken breasts. They are cheap, often on sale, and widely available. The big plus is they are delicious when done correctly.
Start by chopping off the rib section. The chicken will not fully cook because there is no meat there and the thin meat will burn.
Second, if they are large, cut them in half or thirds. By chopping them up, you’ll have more servings that are appropriate in size and more surface area to season. The biggest benefit, however, is how much simpler it is to reach the ideal internal temperature.
After lightly oiling them, you are ready to grill.
We dont recommend rinsing chicken anymore. Only pat dry; for a more thorough discussion, please see Chicken… To Rinse or Not to Rinse?
Without burning the skin, we must raise the center of the meat to 165°, the minimum safe temperature. A little char is good; burnt is bad.
We’ll “uneven grill,” which means we’ll cook the meat/bone side that’s facing the flame for a longer period of time than the skin side. You can also grill some with the cut side down.
Last, use the lower temperature zone we set up. Move it to the lower temperature area if a thinner or smaller piece is finishing sooner or the skin is too charred.
How long should it take to grill chicken breast?
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts. Time: 5 to 6 minutes per side.
- Temperature: Medium-high (400˚F)
- Best technique: Cook over direct heat until 165˚F.
How long does it take to grill split chicken breast on a charcoal grill?
Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Depending on the thickness of the breasts, place the chicken breasts on the grill with the bone side down and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
How long does it take to grill chicken breast on a gas grill?
Before cooking, preheat the gas grill to medium-high heat, or 350–400° F. Lightly grease grill surface and add chicken. Cook for 8 minutes with the lid shut, or until the bottoms are browned and have sear marks. Turn chicken over, cover, and cook for an additional 7 to 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
How do you cook half chicken breast on the grill?
Place the chicken half or halves, skin side down, on the hotter part of the grill and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, or until the skin begins to brown. Watch for flare-ups. Move to the cooler side of the grill and continue to cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until the skin is thoroughly browned.