Grilling doesn't have to just result in overdone, flavorless chicken, steaks and burgers. We're giving you a license to grill all kinds of flavors this season and throwing in some handy tips along the way.
Time to break out the grill and fire up the fun!
Long Live the
Will You Marinade Me?
Marinades are used to flavor meat and help make it more tender. They're typically made with some kind of oil, an acid (such as balsamic vinegar or even beer or yogurt), flavoring (like herbs and garlic, Worcestershire or sriracha sauce), and then salt.
A good BBQ sauce can be used as a marinade too! Need a quick and easy way to make your own marinade? Grab two pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast and use the following ingredients:
1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce
1/4 Italian Dressing
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Cloves Garlic, Pressed
Marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes – but 4 hours yields better results. The longer it marinates, the more flavor it will absorb and it will become more tender. Heads up! Be careful when using sugar-based sauces on the grill as these will burn easily.