The aroma should be irresistible. The outside should be crisp, the inside juicy. We’re talking about one of America’s most popular foods — grilled chicken. But how many times does the outside look perfect while the inside is perfectly raw? Or you’re simply left with a smoldering, charred mess?
Award-winning cookbook authors and America’s outdoor grilling experts, Cheryl and Bill Jamison come to the rescue in Chicken on the Grill.
The Jamisons identify the most common mistakes in grilling chicken and, most important, teach you how to correct them. Learn how to tend to the fire, how to time the grilling process, and how to check for doneness. Their advice and expertise make it easy to enjoy perfectly tender, juicy chicken that is bursting with true flavor only grilling over a fire can impart.
With more than 50 color photographs throughout, Chicken on the Grill is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the table. The 100-plus recipes include everything from classic Grill-Roasted Chicken and Grilled Chicken Caesar on a Skewer to exotic new dishes like Tequila-Lime Chicken Tacos with Charred Limes and Curried Chicken Roti. There are 50 inspiring ideas for boneless, skinless breasts, plus recipes for wings, sandwiches, and satays. Since man can’t really live by chicken alone, there are recipes for sides and sweets such as Rockin’ Guac, Grilled Asparagus with Orange Zest, and Frozen Margarita Pie.
Chicken is economical, rich in protein and nutrients, and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways to suit a wide variety of tastes. From everyday family meals to entertaining a crowd, you can’t beat a great grilled chicken. And you can’t beat Chicken on the Grill for showing you just how to do it.
About the Author
Cheryl and Bill Jamison are the authors of more than a dozen cookbooks and travel guides. They appear regularly on television, and are frequent contributors to publications, including Cooking Light and Bon Appétit. They live just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
I love to grill, and I am always looking for good books and collections of recipes that will add to my knowledge. When I looked for a book that dealt specifically with chicken, this one caught my eye and I ordered a copy. It has proven to be a valuable asset. As I write this there is only one other review of this book and it’s rather comprehensive. Rather than go through the book formatting, chapter breakdown and what have you (and repeating the other review), I’ll hit on why this book works and what makes it worth the purchase. The book starts off with an excellent discussion of HOW to cook chicken on the grill and why so many of us fail when we try. It is not enough to simply say, “do it this way”, so the authors include the “this is why you should do it this way” along with the discussion. The authors worked very hard to impart understanding instead of only straight method, and they have succeeded. The results, when following their guidance, is perfectly grilled chicken that is neither burnt nor undercooked. The various chapters go into different recipes for the different parts to grill; that is, there is a section on bone-in pieces, boneless chicken breasts, thighs and wings, etc. Everything is ordered logically and is easy to find without too much effort. Also, the full-color pictures add a lot to the overall presentation and make the book fun to browse through. I always appreciate it when authors write on my level. So many write as if they are addressing children or mensa members. The authors have an approachable writing style that makes their book enjoyable for the average adult. I like this book and I have gotten much better at grilling chicken as a result. The recipe collection is good, the knowledge shared is invaluable, and the book makes a good read to boot. If you are wanting a good book on grilling chicken, seriously consider this one.
- Title: Chicken on the Grill: 100 Surefire Ways to Grill Perfect Chicken Every Time
- Autor: Cheryl Alters Jamison
- Publisher (Publication Date): William Morrow Cookbooks (May 4, 2004)
- Language: English
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