Basic Grilled Bone-in Chicken Breasts and Pieces

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Basic Grilled Bone-in Chicken Breasts and Pieces


  • 4 large whole chicken breasts, bone in
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper


Grilling Method: Indirect/Medium Heat

Remove and discard excess fat from chicken. Rinse and pat dry, if desired. Brush all over with a thin layer of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange chicken, bone side down in center of cooking grate. Cook until meat near bone registers 165 degrees and is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about 40 minutes. It is not necessary to turn the chicken, it will brown naturally.

Note: If preparing barbecued chicken, season with favorite barbecue rub and brush sauce on chicken during the last 15 minutes of cooking time to prevent the sugar in the sauce from burning.