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

Marinating
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Technique #5: Marinating

Marinating chicken for at least 30 minutes not only lets seasonings work their magic, but can also help lean pieces stay juicy once they hit the flame. Our light and citrusy marinade has greater impact when you cut the meat into pieces: It coats more of the chicken's surface area, which allows flavor to seep in faster.

Tip! Cube with Care! Cut kebab ingredients into equal-size pieces to achieve uniform cooking. Thanks to the marinated chicken's speedy cooking time, when the meat is done, the veggies will still have some crunch.

Tip! Juice it up! Grilled lemon wedges are a colorful and surprising addition to chicken skewers. After you grill them, squeeze over the just-cooked meat and vegetables for extra-lemony flavor.

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