Can You Grill Frozen Chicken? (5 Steps to Get Prepared)

When it comes to impromptu BBQ gatherings or weeknight dinner plans, there's often not enough time to thaw your chicken. But fear not! With our simple yet effective tips, you can not only grill frozen chicken but also ensure that it results in juicy and flavoursome dishes. In this blog, we'll walk you through five steps to get prepared for the perfect grilled frozen chicken experience.

Step 1: Choose Quality Frozen Chicken

Before you fire up the grill, start with high-quality frozen chicken. Whether it's frozen chicken breasts, thighs, or frozen chicken wings, selecting premium cuts from Tariq Halal Meats ensures that your meal will turn out delicious and satisfying. Quality matters, so choose wisely.

Step 2: Thaw Slightly (Optional)

While grilling frozen chicken is possible, thawing it slightly can help ensure even cooking. Place your frozen chicken in a sealed plastic bag and immerse it in cold water for about 30 minutes. This step is optional but can help reduce the risk of overcooking the exterior while the interior remains frozen.

Step 3: Season and Marinate

Season your frozen chicken generously with your favourite Mumtaz marinade or dry rub. This step adds flavour and helps to keep the chicken moist during grilling. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or even overnight for maximum flavour infusion.

Step 4: Preheat the Grill

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (about 190-200°C or 375-400°F). Make sure to clean and oil the grates to prevent sticking. A well-preheated grill ensures that your frozen chicken cooks evenly and develops those beautiful grill marks.

Step 5: Grill Your Frozen Chicken

Place the seasoned frozen chicken directly onto the grill grates. Grill frozen chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, turning it occasionally. The total cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken, so use a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches an internal temperature of 74°C (165°F).

Now that you've mastered the art of grilling frozen chicken, it's time to put your skills to the test. At Tariq Halal Meats, we offer a wide selection of premium quality chicken cuts, including frozen chicken wings and more. Our meats are sourced with care and precision to ensure you get the best for your family and friends.

Shop on our website or stop by our store to explore our range of high-quality meats and elevate your grilling game. Don't compromise on taste; choose Tariq Halal Meats for your next grilling adventure!