With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a spectacular celebration. And what better way to honor this festive occasion than by firing up the grill and indulging in some mouthwatering grilled chicken? This year, we’re taking your grilling game to the next level with the incredible flavors of Weber Seasonings. Prepare to elevate your backyard barbecue with tantalizing tastes that will have your guests begging for more. Join me on a culinary adventure as we explore the art of grilling chicken with Weber Seasonings, promising to make this Fourth of July a truly unforgettable affair!
Fire up the Grill:
As the sun shines and the aroma of charcoal fills the air, it’s time to preheat your grill to medium-high heat. While the grill heats up, let’s dive into the exciting world of Weber Seasonings and discover the perfect blend for our grilled chicken.
Choosing the Right Seasoning:
Weber Seasonings offers a range of tantalizing options that bring out the best flavors in your grilled dishes. For our Fourth of July celebration, we’ll be using their classic “Kick’n Chicken” seasoning. This blend of herbs and spices adds a delightful kick to your chicken, ensuring a burst of flavor in every bite.
Prepping the Grilled Chicken:
Now that we have our seasoning of choice, it’s time to prepare the star of the show – the chicken! And then begin by selecting high-quality chicken pieces, such as bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or drumsticks. I’m using Chicken Legs in my recipe!
Give the chicken a quick rinse under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels. Next, generously sprinkle the Weber “Chophouse Butter” seasoning over the chicken pieces, ensuring an even coating on all sides. Lastly, drizzle with a bit of honey! This will give it a nice caramelization on the grill.
Grilling to Perfection:
With the chicken marinated and the grill properly heated, it’s time to embark on the final step – grilling the chicken to perfection. Place the seasoned chicken directly on the preheated grill, skin-side down. Let the chicken cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). The skin should turn beautifully golden and crispy, while the meat remains tender and juicy.
Pro Tip: If you don’t have a grill, use that Air Fryer! Just make sure that your grilled chicken gets to 165 degrees.
The Finishing Touches:
Once your chicken is cooked to perfection, carefully remove it from the grill and allow it to rest for a few minutes. This resting period ensures that the juices redistribute, resulting in a moist and succulent chicken.
As you prepare to serve, get creative with your presentation – I love grilling a bit of pineapple with my chicken which adds fun color and a burst of flavor! Then, arrange the grilled chicken on a platter garnished with fresh herbs, lemon or lime wedges, and a sprinkle of the Weber “Chophouse Butter” seasoning. The vibrant colors and enticing aroma will surely impress your guests.
Wanting a something a bit more with your Grilled Chicken… try this compound butter that I made using the seasoning – Weber Chophouse Compound Butter
This Fourth of July, bring the sizzle to your backyard barbecue with the irresistible flavors of Weber Seasonings. The combination of their “Chophouse Butter” seasoning and perfectly grilled chicken will make your celebration a true feast for the senses. The smoky charred exterior, juicy meat, and fun kick of flavor will have your guests raving about your grilling skills.
So, fire up that grill, don your apron, and let the festivities begin! With Weber Seasonings, your grilled chicken will steal the show, leaving everyone craving more!