When it comes to the worldwide famous and most appetizing cuisines, we can overlook the mouthwatering and yummy barbecue dishes. This roasted meat with a load of spices is the favorite food of all age groups. Its strong aroma and smoky flavor help it to stand out from the massive crowd of delicious cuisines. Therefore, no one can stop their hands to eat barbecue items. 

Along with meat or chicken, various spices and ingredients are used to enhance the flavor and aroma of barbecue. Apple cider vinegar is one of the best barbecue ingredients that is used to wash and marinate the chicken.

A lot of barbecue restaurants with an enormous variety of barbecue cuisines are present around the world. However, you can also prepare it at home. But it requires careful handling of meat and a perfect combination of spices to produce traditional flavor and aroma. 

Follow this simple step by step guide for making incredibly juicy, delicious restaurants like barbecue at home 

Keep all Your Ingredients in Hand 

Early planning and preparations play a key role in the successful ending of any process. And in cooking some early preparations are the best way to make the cooking process fun and joyous. Therefore, pre barbecue planning is very crucial to ensure the availability of all the essential ingredients. 

Wash the chicken or meat thoroughly and cut it into pieces of desired shape and size. You can use Apple cider vinegar to wash the meat or chicken. It performs a deep cleansing of the meat and reduces the smell. You can save this chicken in the refrigerator overnight and more. Collect all the ingredients including herbs and sauces. To make a perfect barbecue you need the following ingredients 

  • Meat or chicken (desired quantity)
  • Barbecue sauces
  • Oil 
  • Vegetables cut into cubes or slices 
  • Onion and Tomatoes cut into slices 

For Marinade 

  • Yogurt 
  • Paprika
  • White pepper 
  • Salt
  • Mustard paste/powder
  • Soya sauce
  • Vegetables (optional)
  • Vinegar 
  • Ginger and garlic paste 
  • Turmeric powder 
  • Herbs 

For Grilling 

  • Grilling furnace 
  • Wood or stainless steel Skewers
  • Oil 

Marinate The Chicken 

The most critical step in barbecue is the preparation of marinade and dipping the meat in it for 3-4 hours. It is the key to inducing a juicy texture in each bite of barbecue. Ingredients of the marinade deeply moisturize the chicken or meat and enhance the flavor. 

Ingredients of marinade vary from person to person because of different choices of taste. However, soya sauce is the forever marinade material for all types of meat, and veggies. It deeply induces the flavor into the meat and locks its pores to prevent the leakage of flavor. 

To marinate the chicken, take all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Add the chicken or meat cubes to this mixture and leave for 4 hours in the refrigerator. 

If you are using the soya sauce in the marinade then don’t leave it for more than 30 minutes. The reason is that it will spoil the taste by inducing excessive saltiness.

Clean and Preheat the Grille 

Before starting the barbecue make sure to clean the grill thoroughly. It will help you to avoid the burning smell of leftovers. Make sure to also clean the skewers. You can either use a charcoal grill or an automatic natural gas grill for barbecue. However, the charcoal grill is the best choice to enjoy the traditional style and flavor of barbecue. 

Don’t forget to preheat the grill.

Grill the Chicken

To start grilling, take out the meat from the refrigerator and absorb excess moisture with the help of butter paper. Don’t use tissue paper; it will stick with the meat. Now thread the meat cubes along with onion and tomato in the skewers. You can also use vegetables to induce more flavor. 

To induce the traditional smoky flavor and aroma various types of woods and herbs are used. However, Hickey wood is the most popular and first choice of chefs to produce traditional smoky flavor. 

 Arrange the skewers on the grill and cook the meat from all sides properly. When the meat is almost cooked apply barbecue sauce with the help of a brush to enhance the heat and flavor. You can also When the meat is fully grilled remove it from the heat and sprinkle it with herbs or chili flakes. Serve hot with ketchup or any other sauce to enhance the taste 

Final Word 

Now you know all the secret ingredients and tips to make delicious barbecue at home. So, try this method to enjoy restaurants like barbecues with your loved ones. If your experiment turns out to be successful, you can try them when guests are coming and serve the delicious BBQ.

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