What’s Cookin? Thriller Griller Thursday August 23: Ginger Garlic Chicken Breasts

First, let’s be clear. Grilling is not the same as BBQ. I live in BBQ Country (North Carolina), and I have been corrected many times when speaking with locals.

With grilling, you use a direct flame, cooking quickly. When you BBQ, you use an indirect or low flame, cooking very slowly. And of course, there are different types of grills. The two most common are charcoal and gas grills. I use gas, but I’ll look for recipes for both methods. For a pig roast, an open flame or pit is the way to go, but I’ll stick with grilling or BBQ recipes for now.

Oh, and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 heaping Tbs ginger paste
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tspdried basil
  • 4 lgboneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a ziplock bag. Add chicken. Roll chicken around in marinade to completely coat. Allow to sit in marinade for 10-20 minutes. I find if it sits longer than that the chicken begins to get a mealy texture. Move chicken around in marinade at least once while marinating so it gets even marination. Cook on a BBQ as you normally would. I usually have my heat on high until I put the chicken on, then I turn it down to medium and grill 10-20 minutes on each side. Depends how hot your grill is, how thick your chicken is, and whether over direct heat or not.

Source: JustAPinch

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