Incredibly flavourful and tender chicken marinated in a mixture of citrus, ginger, and beer. Grilled and then topped with a citrus three melon salsa and crumbled feta, this will quickly become a new summer favorite!
I got a new BBQ on Monday, and I’ve been counting down and instagraming the hell of out for weeks now. She’s a Broil King Regal Pro, and she’s absolutely gorgeous. I’ll be doing a review on it in a couple of weeks, once I’ve run it through all the paces. To celebrate it’s arrival though, I wanted to do something new that SCREAMED summer, and that’s exactly what this citrus ginger chicken with three melon and feta salsa does!
I marinated the chicken for half of the day, and I have to tell you, the cooked meat was so insanely flavourful and juicy. I was kinda shocked at just how much of a difference it made. I’m trying to butter you up so you don’t go “Aww, that looks like way too much work”, can you tell? I promise – not that much work, and SO worth it!
Then once it came off the BBQ I topped it with summer, almost literally. Every summer BBQ someone brings a melon salad. I just threw it on top of the chicken, added a few crumbles of feta cheese (because cheese makes everything better), and a drizzle of honey.
How to BBQ bone in chicken pieces perfectly:
I know one of the scariest things for people to BBQ is chicken. I know this, because it was for me too. I have mastered it now, and it’s actually way easier than you think. Follow these easy steps, and I promise you, no more dry chicken!
- Once your grill is screaming hot after pre-heating, get it ready for direct and indirect grilling (one side on high, one side on low, or off if you start getting flare-ups).
- Place your bone-in chicken pieces skin side down over high heat for 4 – 5 minutes to lightly char the skin, with the lid open.
- Flip the chicken pieces over, skin side up, for another 4 – 5 minutes over high heat, with the lid open.
- Move the chicken, still skin side up, to the cool side of the grill. Close the lid, and let it cook for another 20-25 minutes. Check the temperature after 20, and let go another 5 if not quite there yet.