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Grilling Out Secret: Frozen to Fully Cooked

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Grilling Frozen Chicken and Hamburgers to Perfection

Properly placing your meats on the grill is important.

Properly placing your meats on the grill is important.

Frozen to Fully Cooked

It is very important to grill raw chicken thoroughly before serving.

Nobody likes to bite into a chicken breast and realize that it's still raw so people will go to extreme measures to ensure the chicken is fully cooked. With this little secret I'm about to share, you'll soon realize that there's no need to thaw out or boil chicken breasts before placing on the grill.

Using the 30" Kingsford GR1031-014984 Barrel Charcoal Grill along with the Original Kingsford Charcoal Briquettes, I was able to grill two delicious chicken breast and two perfectly done hamburgers.

Never have I ever thought that there was difference when it comes to grills. I figured the cheapest is the ultimate way to go, but that doesn't always turn out to be such a wise decision.

So I figured why not go the pros when it comes to grilling out. I chose a Kingsford grill because they've been around, like, forever and it's a product you know you can trust.

Wait until the charcoal is completly grey before adding in new charcoal.

Wait until the charcoal is completly grey before adding in new charcoal.

Add wood chips if you'd like. I added strips of pinewood.

Add wood chips if you'd like. I added strips of pinewood.

Place your raw, frozen chicken breasts (meat side up) in the top rack off your Kingsford grill.

Place your raw, frozen chicken breasts (meat side up) in the top rack off your Kingsford grill.

Everyone loves to grill out!

Choosing the Perfect Charcoal

The Only Charcoal for Grilling Out: Kingsford

To be honest, I haven't tried any other charcoal when doing this secret tip. The charcoal must be Kingsford in order for this work properly and safely as far as I am concerned. The last thing you want is for your chicken breast to still be raw, but for it to taste like charcoal fluid also is twice as bad.

So I ask you, "Why trust any other brand besides Kingsford?"

Step 1:

Start grilling your raw, frozen chicken breast in the top part of the Kingsford grill.

Start grilling your raw, frozen chicken breast in the top part of the Kingsford grill.

Your ideal grilling temperture is 350 degrees.

Your ideal grilling temperture is 350 degrees.

Place Raw, Frozen Chicken Breasts on the Top Rack of your Grill

Add More Charcoal to the Grill

When you first start your grill, you want to use about 30% of your grill when adding the charcoal. Use one side of the grill to grill and the other side to keep warm wait until the charcoal is completely grey before you add the new charcoal. You need to add just enough to cover the old, burning charcoal. No need to make a pile. When this charcoal turns completely grey you may immediately add your raw, frozen chicken to the far "warm side" of the grill for 30 minutes (meat side up first) after which you flip for another 30 minutes. However, each chicken breast is created different. If you're not sure, cut into the breast and check for yourself if you want to be sure.

Keep the temperature of the grill at around 350 degrees.

If you need to cool the grill down, lift the cover for a second or two while watching the temperature dial.

CAUTION - Be Careful

When lifting the cover of the grill, GO SLOW. The sudden rush of fresh oxygen may ignite the fire to blaze way above the grill. Lift the cover with extreme caution.

Lift the grill cover for a second or two to cool the temperature down.

Lift the grill cover for a second or two to cool the temperature down.

When to Add the Frozen Burgers

Let the raw, frozen chicken breasts cook at least 45 minutes before you start adding frozen hamburgers. Make sure your constantly turning and flipping your chicken breasts frequently. You don't want those babies to burn.

How to get those grill marks on those burgers.

How to get those grill marks on those burgers.

Grill Marks on the Hamburgers

Looking like a Professional

How to get those grill marks on those burgers.

It's quite easy, really. You can do this with any type of burger.


Start grilling your burger on one side of the grill. Before flipping the burger, slide the burger slowly to the other side of the grill according with the grill pattern.
Don't go against the grain!

Grilled Food Favorite

Perky Breast Method

Try standing your chicken breasts upright for a good length of time.

Try standing your chicken breasts upright for a good length of time.

Sear the Chicken; Seal In the Juice

Halfway through grilling your raw, frozen chicken breast, try balancing the chicken breast on its meat side for a good length of time. This will sear the chicken to where the juice is sealed in.

Nice set up.

Nice set up.

The juiciest chicken breast you ever had. Honest.

The juiciest chicken breast you ever had. Honest.

A perfectly well made hamburger.

A perfectly well made hamburger.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 James Timothy Peters

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