Oh,no the chicken burnt AGAIN!

@peanutjar (5211)
Canada
August 11, 2007 11:00am CST
Can someone please tell me how to barbecue a chicken or pieces?It always cooks too much on the outside and raw on the inside,burnt or on fire.What should the temperature be?Etc.Please help as this dilema is burning my barbecue skills!It would be thankfully appreciated.
2 responses
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Definitely put it over indirect heat and keep the sauce off until the last few minutes. It only needs to be on for enough time to caramelized a little. You might also try boiling the chicken pieces for about 10 minutes before putting them on the grill. That helps get them going and helps them stay moist on the grill. You can also season the water you boil it in and add some additional flavor to the meat that way. Good luck.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
12 Aug 07
Thank-you,i dont know why i didnt think of boiling it before.Maybe that way it would be easier to cook.Ill try this tonight!.Thanks for your input.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
13 Aug 07
I learned that from an 80 yr old woman who lived next door to my parents. It's worked for me everytime whether I was using propane or charcoal.
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@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
11 Aug 07
First, the heat should be about 350. It sounds like you have the temp. WAY too hot. Move the chicken further from the fire. Then it will cook inside more and not burn as easily. Move the chicken to the outer edge of the grill. Don't put the BBQ sauce on until the chicken is almost done. It doen't flavor the inside, just the outside. Hope this helps. :)
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
12 Aug 07
Its kinda hard to really know what the temperature is,it seems to take ALONG time for the thermometer to rise and when it does,look out!Its a propane bbq and seems to cook uneavenly.But ill try it again.Thank-you for the advise!.
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Ours is propane, too. Make sure you preheat the grill first. Just like an oven. Then your food won't overcook while it is getting up to temp.
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