5 Techniques for Great Grilled Chicken

Chicken is one of the most popular meats to grill, so here's a chicken grilling guide with five techniques that get it right every time.

Stacy Adimando and Tracey Seaman

Basting
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Technique #2: Basting

Basting is the hands-down secret to sensational wings. Make your own sauce by using sweet dates, apricot jam and tangy sherry vinegar, then know when to slather it on (and when not to)! Since sugary ingredients can over-caramelize and burn, wait until the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Tip! Twist and Turn 'em! Unlike breasts or thighs, which should be turned only once, flipping wings a few extra times helps them cook more evenly by bringing heat to their crevices.

*56% of Every Day survey respondents say drying out or overcooking the meat is the biggest mistake they make when grilling chicken.

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