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

Butterflied Chicken with Lime & Ginger
Tracey Seaman and Stacy Adimando
Technique #4: Butterflying

Butterflying is butcher lingo for opening a whole bird like a book, and it takes just three easy knife cuts or scissor slits to do. The chicken's flattened shape helps guarantee quicker, more even cooking across the bird...er, board.

Tip! Stop sticky skin! The trick to preventing it from staying behind on the grate: Don't let the skin hit the heat until the last 5 minutes of grilling.

*77% of you say chicken breasts are your go-to cut for grilling. Steal our secrets for keeping them moist and tender.

Get quick and easy recipes for dinner tonight! Start now!