3. Barbecue your chicken on a beer can
This popular hack is a delicious way to grill a juicy bird without overcooking.
1. Preheat gas grill to medium heat (325°F to 350°F). Remove giblets from chicken cavity. Rinse chicken inside and out; pat dry. Rub chicken with oil. Rub cavity with 1 tablespoon of Grill Mates® Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Sprinkle remaining Chicken Seasoning evenly over surface of chicken.
2. Remove about 2 ounces beer and poke 2 holes in top of can. Hold chicken upright (legs pointing down) and insert opened beer can into cavity. Stand chicken in upright position in center of grill. Position legs to best support chicken (similar to a tripod). Close lid.
3. Grill 55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from can before serving.
5. Add flavor to your fish by grilling on a cedar plank
This ancient grilling technique lets the fish absorb a delicious smoky flavor. You’ll need to buy cedar planks at the hardware store and soak them in water overnight prior to grilling.
Brush your salmon with a mix of butter, lemon juice and Grill Mates® Lemon Pepper with Herbs Seasoning in a small bowl until well blended. Grill 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
10. Leave the sugary sauces until the very end
Sugar burns easily. Pouring or brushing the sauce on during the last few minutes of grillng will keep the sauce’s flavor intact and prevent your food from catching fire and charring. You want thick sauces (like BBQ) to caramelize on your food, not burn.