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“Grilling Guide to Cook Times & Proper Heat”

I recently received an e-mail in my inbox regarding Grilling Guidelines and though it was pretty handy. Would love to share it with you. I know you are going to start eating more and more meals that have been cooked on the grill, especially since summer is here. This post will take the challenge out of grilling with this guide to cooking times and proper heat.

Vegetables
The cooking times that follow refer to cooking without the grill cover, unless otherwise indicated.

Bell Peppers, Eggplant, Summer Squash, and Zucchini (½-Inch-Thick Slices)

Cooking time: Direct heat, 4 to 5 minutes per side

Mushrooms (Whole Button and Portobello Caps)

Cooking time: Direct heat, 4 to 5 minutes per side

Onions (½-Inch-Thick Pieces)

Cooking time: Direct heat, 5 to 6 minutes per side

Poultry:
The cooking times that follow refer to cooking without the grill cover, unless otherwise indicated.

Boneless Chicken Breasts

Cooking time: Direct heat, 5 to 6 minutes per side
Internal temperature*: 160° to 165° F

Chicken and Turkey Cutlets

Cooking time: Direct heat, 2 to 3 minutes per side
Internal temperature*: 160° to 165° F

Chicken Wings

Cooking time: Indirect heat, covered, turning occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes
Internal temperature*: 165° F

Bone-in Chicken Breasts, Thighs, and Drumsticks

Cooking time: Indirect heat, covered, turning occasionally, 40 to 50 minutes
Internal temperature*: 160° to 165° F

Beef:
The cooking times that follow refer to cooking without the grill cover, unless otherwise indicated.

½- to 1-Inch-Thick Steaks (such as Flank and Skirt)

Cooking time: Direct heat, 4 to 6 minutes per side (for medium-rare)
Internal temperature*: 130° to 145° F

1- to 1½-Inch-Thick Steaks (such as Strip and London Broil)

Cooking time: Direct heat, 4 to 5 minutes per side; then indirect heat, covered, 4 to 10 minutes (for medium-rare)
Internal temperature*: 130° to 145° F

1-Inch-Thick Hamburgers

Cooking time: Direct heat, 5 to 6 minutes per side (for medium)
Internal temperature*: 155° to 160° F

To see more, visit the Grilling Guidelines post from Real Simple magazine.

Also, did you know they have a “Easy Grilling Guide” that features Grilled Dinner Recipes, Perfect Burger Tips and How to Fire Up the Grill. Check it out, you might find something you like!

Emily shared a post a bit ago that included a delicious grilled zucchini recipe! That’s definitely something I’d love to try, soon.

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3 COMMENTS

  • via Facebook on June 5, 2011

    Here’s a delicious grilled recipe from Emily!
    https://moderndaymoms.com/grilled-zucchini/

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  • Kaydee on June 5, 2011

    Thanks so much for sharing, this will come in handy!

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  • Brittany B. on June 7, 2011

    this is really helpful, b/c last week my husband was trying to grill kabobs..and we weren’t sure how long they should be on. i’m going to bookmark this page..for future reference!

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