Hearing the name of grilled chicken, we cannot control our mouth from watering. If you have consumed the grilled chicken at least once, you cannot forget its taste.
The grilled chicken is also alternatively known as the tandoori chicken. But do you know how to grill chicken in microwave oven?
Grilling the chicken is possible both on a stove and microwave oven. But the regular oven cannot cook the grilled chicken as it doesn’t have the feature.
However, grilling chicken on the stove takes more time and effort than cooking in the microwave. Moreover, gas is costlier than electricity in many countries.
Today, I will teach you the recipe for cooking the chicken grill in the microwave in an easy process.
Just stick to the article and follow the instructions. You can cook the chicken grill on yourself and surprise your beloved ones.
Ready? Let’s go!
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How to grill chicken in microwave oven?
How to Grill Chicken in a Microwave Oven?
How to grill chicken in microwave oven? I often get this question from the people who want to try this tasty item on their own.
If you have also stuck in this problem, let me present you with an amazing chicken tandoori recipe. Here you go!
Ingredients you’ll need
- 800-gram chicken
- 4 pinch cinnamon
- One spoon of black paper
- One spoon of coriander powder
- Half spoon turmeric
- Salt (According to your taste)
- Red chili powder (1-3 spoon According to your taste)
- Lemon 2 tablespoon
- 4 spoon ginger paste
- 4 spoon garlic paste
Steps you must follow
Step 1: Separate the parts of the chicken
First off, make separate parts of the 800-gram chicken. Take the leg and breast pieces in a bowl for grilling.
Step 2: Wash off!
Properly wash the chicken pieces and make sure no dirt or filth stays on the chicken. Leaving small debris may cause aches in your stomach.
Step 3: Cut off the chicken pieces
Make several cuts with the knife on the body of each chicken piece. This step will let the spices soak the chicken pieces after applying.
Step 4: Mix all the spices.
Now, it is time to mix the spices with the chicken pieces. Before mixing the spices, make sure there’s no water left in the chickens.
Apply all the ingredients to the chicken pieces, and mix them properly.
Step 5: Marinate the chicken pieces.
Keep the chicken pieces in a dry place for half an hour for marinating properly. Within this time, all the spices will go enter into the thick chicken pieces.
Step 6: Place the chicken on the oven tray or grilling rod
Place your chicken pieces on the grilling rod. Make sure the chickens don’t stick to each other. Place the grilling rod on the oven plate with the chicken pieces.
Usually, the grilling rod comes with a microwave oven. But if you don’t have the grilling rod, you can put the chicken pieces onto the oven-proof tray.
Step 7: Let’s turn on the microwave oven
Now, we are good to go!
Before making the grill, you have to preheat the chickens for 20 minutes at 120 degrees Centigrade.
On the control bar of the microwave, you’ll find various options. You have to press the preheat button continually until the microwave reaches 120 degrees centigrade.
For setting the timer, press the timer button and set 20 minutes. After setting the 20 minutes, don’t forget to press the “Start” button. The oven won’t start until you press the “start” button.
Step 8: Let’s flip it!
After starting the oven, you have to wait for 10 minutes. Observe the movement of the chicken pieces from outside of the oven.
Just after 10 minutes, pause the oven. And then, bring out the chicken pieces with an oven rod from the oven for flipping. Don’t burn your hand!
The microwave and its rod will remain too hot in the middle of the cooking. So, use oven hand gloves to bring out the oven rod from it.
Flip off all the chicken pieces so that they become smooth to eat whilst they get cooked.
Step 9: Set up the preheating time
After flipping, place the oven rod into the oven like before. Continue preheating chicken pieces for the rest of 10 minutes, again pressing the “Start” button.
Step 10: Almost done!
Stand near the microwave when the preheating process is almost done. After completing the preheating process, we will use the grilling option.
Step 11: Use the microwave + grill option
Done preheating the chickens completely? Now, time to grill as you wanted.
On the control bar, you will find an option called “Microwave + Grill.” Press the button. The microwave will show “C1” (C indicates the “Combo”) on its screen. But we are going to grill the chicken in “C2” mode.
So, again press the button “Microwave + Grill” to switch from the C1 to C2 mode. At C2 mode, set the microwave at 140 degrees centigrade for 10 minutes. And then, start the oven.
Step 12: Again, flip the chicken legs
When 5 minutes pass, bring out the chicken pieces like before. Again, flip the chicken and complete the rest of the 5 minutes of cooking.
Step 13: Bring out the chickens and serve
So, you have done cooking the chicken grill.
Amazing! Let’s take the chicken out and give it a try! Why don’t you serve the chicken pieces with some white or red Chili sauce before starting to eat?
Microwaves are notorious appliances. So, you may face difficulties during cooking, including uneven cooking.
Using some simple techniques, you can cook the chicken grill in the microwave oven. Some of those techniques are:
Flip the chicken again and again in the middle of the cooking.
Enter the thermometer in the middle of the thick meat to check the temperature. If the temperature is high, that means your chickens are getting cooked.
Otherwise, increase the temperature of the microwave and timing of cooking.
Grilling the chicken doesn’t take more than 4-5 minutes if the pieces aren’t too thick. The thick chicken pieces like breast and leg pieces need 10-minute maximum.
But before grilling the chicken, you must preheat the microwave that may take 25- 30 minutes.
The sum up!
Enjoying the delicious pieces of grilled chicken isn’t a big deal when you know the right cooking process. It is not your fault that you don’t know how to grill chicken in microwave oven. So, don’t get panicked about that!
Just manage the spices of the cooking grill and follow our instructions. You’re going to enjoy a delicious snack in the evening.