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How do you grill chicken breast?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 01, 2012 at 11:27 PM

I found a recipe in Paleomag for making chicken breast. Coat with salt and pepper and cook for 4min on each side on medium heat. I used a setting of 5/10 on my electric stove with non-stick grilling pan. After following the directions the meat was only 105F on the inside and guidelines are 165 for safety. Am I missing something?

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on May 03, 2012
at 12:16 AM

@Balor123 Oven is fine, but it will be dry of you overcook it. Chicken breast is a fine line from under to over cooked.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on May 03, 2012
at 12:16 AM

@Blitherakt I have a little Weber Q, so a bigger grill will be quicker. You should cook chicken on a lower heat though, even on the BBQ. probably around 75%

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

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on May 02, 2012
at 05:05 AM

What kind of grill are you using? With either my charcoal grill or my propane, 20 minutes for a chicken breast will, quite literally, turn it into carbon.

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:15 AM

+1 for "salmonella roulette." I think I've played that game a couple of times.... Hey, maybe I built up an immunity to it. **Shrugs*

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:03 AM

It was from Whole Foods animal rating 3 so I don't think it was mutant but it was huge :) Will try your suggestions, except maybe with coconut oil or Ghee.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:02 AM

I'm cooking stovetop. How does it come out in the oven?

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:01 AM

Yeah it burned a little but that's what makes it taste good, no? I suppose that stuff's also not very healthy but one step at a time.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:01 AM

Ah pounded... good idea!

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A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on May 01, 2012
at 11:33 PM

A few guesses about why: it was still partially frozen in the middle, your stove top doesn't put out an accurate temperature, the recipe was for a pounded chicken breast (so, thinner than your thicker cut), your breast had more or less moisture than the one in the recipe, or it was a typo in the recipe.

What to do now: cook it longer or play salmonella roulette.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:01 AM

Ah pounded... good idea!

Medium avatar

(10663)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:15 AM

+1 for "salmonella roulette." I think I've played that game a couple of times.... Hey, maybe I built up an immunity to it. **Shrugs*

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9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

on May 02, 2012
at 02:36 AM

I pound the mutant huge chicken breasts I get from the supermarket because they are otherwise too thick to cook without drying out. I put them between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound without pulverising them until they are about a half inch thick uniform, then salt and pepper and sautee in a mixture of half butter and half olive oil until browned.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:03 AM

It was from Whole Foods animal rating 3 so I don't think it was mutant but it was huge :) Will try your suggestions, except maybe with coconut oil or Ghee.

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on May 02, 2012
at 02:20 AM

That is no where near long enough. If I cook a decent sized chicken breast on the BBQ it will take around 20 minutes and in the oven it will take around 23 minutes at 180.

Also 5/10 is probably not hot enough, I would use 7-8.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on May 03, 2012
at 12:16 AM

@Blitherakt I have a little Weber Q, so a bigger grill will be quicker. You should cook chicken on a lower heat though, even on the BBQ. probably around 75%

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on May 03, 2012
at 12:16 AM

@Balor123 Oven is fine, but it will be dry of you overcook it. Chicken breast is a fine line from under to over cooked.

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

(1646)

on May 02, 2012
at 05:05 AM

What kind of grill are you using? With either my charcoal grill or my propane, 20 minutes for a chicken breast will, quite literally, turn it into carbon.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:02 AM

I'm cooking stovetop. How does it come out in the oven?

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on May 02, 2012
at 01:10 AM

I see chicken recipes like this all the time, but I have never seen a chicken breast cooked 4 minutes on each side without burning it. I would cook it more.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:01 AM

Yeah it burned a little but that's what makes it taste good, no? I suppose that stuff's also not very healthy but one step at a time.

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