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If you enjoy eating out and trying new restaurants, you'll find a lot of interesting information in this blog. My name is Patsy Rogers and my husband and I love going to different restaurants and eating a variety of foods. Every Saturday we eat at a different restaurant and many times we travel several miles to try a new place. We do a lot of research to find the best eating establishments and then we make plans to visit that location. In this blog, you'll learn how to find the best restaurants in your area, how to make smart menu selections and the proper etiquette for eating out. You'll also learn about the many different kinds of cuisine from around the world. I hope that you enjoy reading all about restaurants and that this blog helps to enhance your dining experience.

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How To Grill Some Juicy Chicken This Summer

by Andy Hill

Grilled chicken is just as much a summer classic as a burger fresh off the grill. However, it can be tough to grill a chicken perfectly. It is way too easy to end up with a grilled chicken that is dry and way too tough. Here are a few tricks to grilling juicy chicken on your charcoal grill this summer.

Create A Two Area Coal Fire 

The first thing you need to do is add some charcoal to your grill and light them up. Once the charcoal is warm, you are going to want to create a two area coal fire. A two area coal fire is when you move all the coals so that they cover half of the lower grill grate with the other have of the lower grill grate coal-free. This will allow you are area where you can provide direct heat above the coals inside of your grill and an area for more indirect cooking. 

Prepare The Grate

Second, dip a towel in some cooking oil. Then, run the towel and vegetable oil over the entire exposed grate. Hold the towel with a long-handled tongs; that way, you don't put yourself at risk for getting burned. Doing this will help prevent your chicken from getting stuck on the grates as it cooks.

Marinate The Chicken

Chicken can easily dry out, especially when cooked on the grill, which is why it is a good idea to marinate your chicken ahead of time. This will add additional flavor to your chicken and ensure that it doesn't dry out. Add any additional desired spices to your chicken right before you put it on the grill.

Grill The Chicken Using The Two-Zones

Take the chicken and put it on the part of the grate where you piled up all the coals underneath. The hot side is the one where you pushed all the coals. You are going to need to keep a close eye on your chicken right now. Allow the chicken to sear until that side is golden brown, then turn the chicken and allow the other side to sear to a gold brown color as well. You should only have to sear the chicken for a couple of minutes on each side.

Once both sides are a golden brown, move the chicken over to the indirect heat portion of the grate, where the coals are no longer under the chicken. Allow the chicken to continue to cook on the indirect side of the grate until the meat thermometer reaches 165 and when you slice into the chicken, it is juicy and soft but not pink.

Use the above method to enjoy perfect grilled, moist chicken all summer long.