Cooking temp for chicken on grill; grilled chicken is always good. But a juicy and well brown grilled chicken is an art in itself. Here are a few tips for a perfectly successful grilled chicken.

1. Cooking temp for chicken on grill; temper

In order to better control and even cook your chicken, consider letting it cool for about 20 minutes before grilling it. This will help to alleviate the thermal shock. This is because cold meat placed on a very hot grill may char on the outside without cooking on the inside. Besides, the surface of your chicken will only get crispy if your barbecue is hot enough. The ideal cooking temp for chicken on grill should be 300 ° C (572 ° F).

2. Cooking temp for chicken on grill; the right cooking time

The cooking thermometer is the perfect tool to prevent overcooking chicken and to make sure it is bacteria-free. We recommend to insert it into the thickest part of the flesh without touching the bone. The table opposite will help you determine the recommended cooking time and temperature for the chicken pieces.


8 minutes on each side

Internal temperature: 77 ° C (170 ° F)

Pestle (80 to 130 g)

7 to 10 minutes per side

Internal temperature: 77 ° C (170 ° F)

Breast with the bone (120 to 170 g)

11 to 14 minutes per side

Internal temperature: 77 ° C (170 ° F)

Boneless breast (140 to 200 g)

9 to 12 minutes per side

Internal temperature: 77 ° C (170 ° F)

Boneless thigh (60 to 115g)

5 to 8 minutes per side

Internal temperature: 77 ° C (170 ° F)

Thigh with the bone (200 g)

15 minutes on each side

Internal temperature: 77 ° C (170 ° F)

Whole chicken (1.5 kg)

from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes

Internal temperature: 82 ° C (180 ° F)

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3. Cooking temp for chicken on grill; grilled chicken recipes

Recipe 1: Grilled chicken


  • 1 chicken of 1.5 kg
  • ½ garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 ½ garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ lemon cut in half
  • ½ teaspoon of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 220 ° C.

Combine the oil, thyme, rosemary, and chopped garlic. Brush the chicken with the preparation.

Place the garlic cloves and lemon in the cavity. Add salt and pepper.

Place the chicken on the oven rack and place the drip pan underneath.

Roast it for 1 hour, basting it with the cooking juices.

Let the chicken rest for 15 minutes before carving it.

Your Grilled Chicken is finished ...

Recipe 2: Grilled chicken and garlic sauce


  • 2 chickens (1 kg each)
  • 1 onion (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 lemon (large)
  • ½ glass of olive oil
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Some leaf of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper

Garlic sauce

40 g of crushed garlic

0.5 glass of olive oil

5 g of salt


Clean the chickens. Cut each chicken into 2 or 4.

Marinate them for 6 hours with onions, lemon juice, oil, and spices.

Turn the chickens from time to time.

Grill them over charcoal heat for about 45 minutes, over high heat first, then over moderate heat the last 15 minutes.

Take care, during cooking, to soak the chickens from time to time in their marinade.

Preparation of the garlic sauce: crush the garlic very finely with the salt, pour in the olive oil in small quantities

Do not stop stirring with a spoon.

Serve the chickens with the sauce.

Recipe 3: Homemade grilled chicken


  • 8 pieces of chicken (white, thighs)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Parsley


To prepare the night before:

1 - Put your chicken in a large deep dish.

2 - Cover the chicken with a mixture of olive oil, lemons, and garlic.

3 - Cover everything with stretch film.

The next day;

All you have to do is toast in a hot oven, basting from time to time with the oil/lemon/garlic mixture.

Originally published on Live Positively.