Make-Ahead Grilled Chicken

This recipe delivers the smoky crispness of grilled chicken without the long wait by the coals, making it perfect for backyard cookouts[. You pre-cook the meat in the broiler early in the day, then finish it on the grill just before serving.]

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
3 to 4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 pieces chicken, a combination of breasts and thighs (skin on, bone in)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to broil.

  • Brush the chicken all over with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 10 minutes; flip the pieces and broil until cooked a little less than medium well, another 10 minutes.

  • When ready to finish the chicken, prepare a grill for high heat.

  • Grill the chicken until the skin is crispy and has a good char, no more than 5 minutes per side (the center of the breasts should register 165 degrees F).

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