Friday, July 27, 2012

Dinner on the Grill

I love to grill.  Seriously.  I use the grill whenever I can because I feel like it just makes everything that much yummier.  I decided that I would show you a delicious dinner that I made the other night and show you a couple of pointers that maybe you already know, but maybe you don't.

I found this marinade at the grocery store the other day and YOU GUYS, this stuff is amazing!  Seriously!  It made the chicken tender, flavorful, and so so good.  Anything you get from Famous Dave's is going to be good.  I especially love their signature spicy pickles.  If you like pickles, you MUST try these.  They are the best on hamburgers.  Trust me.  You will never go back to ordinary pickles on hamburgers again.  It's the same with their signature spicy relish. It is the best on brats or hot dogs.

(They aren't even paying me to say this.  I just REALLY like it and thought I would pass it along.)

Moving on.  I decided to grill up some chicken tenderloins, pineapple, and some zucchini that was straight from my garden. It was all so good.  Here's a couple of tips.  When grilling, I always spray my grill with the Pam grill spray first.  It makes it so that the food doesn't stick to the grill.  

If you're cooking pineapple, sprinkle it with brown sugar before hand.  It makes it extra tasty. 

To cook zucchini, sprinkle it with olive oil, salt, and pepper before you stick it on the grill.  It helps to enhance the flavors.

The chicken will be the most tender if you cook it at a lower temperature for a longer time.  I know that sometimes I get impatient waiting for the chicken to cook and am tempted to crank up the heat, but this will just dry it out.  Keep the temp at around 300 degrees on the grill.  Also, don't pierce your chicken.  It is tempting to do it to test if it is cooked through or not, but it will make all the juices flow out of it and make it so that it isn't as delicious and moist. 

 There's a couple of tips for you and hopefully they were useful!  What you have in the end is a delicious and healthy meal for your family.

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Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Looks yummy, Jonie! I've never had pineapple on the grill before. It sounds delicious with the brown sugar. My girls would love that. Thanks for the tips :)

Leanne said...

I'm so hungry now! I love grilled pineapple and my favorite meat on the grill is chicken. THanks for to sauce tip. When are you having me over? LOL

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

mmmm sounds so good!

Moore Minutes said...

The pineapple looks amazing and pretty too! I've never done that and I really want to now. Excellent post!