Many people enjoy eating barbecued chicken at cookouts, parties, reunions, etc. and want to learn to create this wonderful meal in their homes. Listed below are simple, step by step, instructions on creating barbecued chicken. This recipe will tell readers how to make their chicken have a nice, crispy, outside while still being well cooked in the middle.

Recipe
If the chicken is being barbecued, then the grill should be lit early on in order for the flames to die down before cooking is started.

The orange zest that is being used should be grated into a bowl. Any dried chilli that is used should then be crumbled into the bowl. Any type of paprika, honey, mustard, and other condiments should be added. A small amount of olive oil should be added as well. A couple of tablespoons of the marinade should be taken out and then set aside for later use.

The chicken breasts ashould then be put into the bowl with the leftover marinade. The breasts should be covered in the marinade (all sides) so that they are coated. They should be covered with plastic wrap. The breasts should be left this way for five to ten minutes. Once the grill is ready to be cooked on, they can be thrown on.

If you are using a grill pan, the pan should be placed on top of high heat. This will get the pan as hot as possible. Tongs can then be used to move the chicken breasts on top of the grill, or on top of the grill pan. If the chicken breasts are about one inch, they should be cooked for five minutes on each side. The chicken breasts should be turned once a minute. Basting should be done as the turning is being done. Once the chicken breasts are golden, or completely cooked, the process is complete! The leftover sauce can then be put onto each chicken breast.

It is often recommended that this meal is served with either some type of green sald, or some type of salad that contains potatoes. Very often, people will take the leftover chicken and make it into sandwiches. This is especially tasty with high quality bread. Lettuce and tomato is also a nice addition to this salad.

Tips for this Recipe
The marinade made in the recipe can also be used on other meats. Some of these meats include, but are not limited to, pork, shrimp, and steak. Many chefs like to experiment with the different marinades and meats they can be used with. If the meat looks dry when grilling it, a small amount of marinade should be put over it while it is cooking. If you are trying to zest any type of fruit, a microplane or another zester should be used. This will take away any color from the zest without touching into the white pith underneath it.

During the grilling process, the heat should be kept under control. This will ensure that the food is cooked appropriately before it starts to burn. If the meat begins to become burnt it should be moved to a part of the grill that is cooler.