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S’mores on the Grill

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Today we are making S’mores on the grill, we will be using our gas grill but the same techniques can be used over a charcoal grill as well. This method will get the chocolate extra melty. There is a little grill prep involved but the only  things you will need outside of the basic s’more ingredients are marshmallow skewers and tinfoil.

Basic s’more ingredients:

Graham Crackers

Chocolate Candy bar or try a York Peppermint Pattie.

Large marshmallows.

S’mores on the Grill, Grill Prep:

The first step will be to prepare our grill and we will do this by first removing a section of our lower grill grates. This will allow you to get your marshmallows as close to the heat as you would like.

The next step is to cover the upper rack with tinfoil. If your grill doesn’t have an upper rack you can cover a section of your lower rack. This step just prevents melted chocolate from dripping into your grill.

Heat up your grill, you will only need the burner on where you have removed the grill grate. start on medium you can always turn it up or down as needed. Open the grill lid and leave it open for the rest of this process.

Once the grill is heated, place half of a graham cracker and a piece of the chocolate bar onto the rack you have covered with tinfoil and do this for as many S’mores as you will need. This will melt the chocolate, it may not look like it but it will melt.

Place your marshmallow onto your skewer and hold over the burner that is on, at about grate level. You will need to be turning the skewer frequently. If its going to slow you can lower the marshmallow into the grill, to fast and you can raise it. I have never been able to get a marshmallow perfectly browned all the way around I am not that talented.

Once your marshmallow is fully toasted:

Take the marshmallow on the skewer and set it onto the chocolate, place the unused half of the cracker on top and apply a little pressure while you slide the skewer out.

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Grilled Chicken Tenderloin and Bacon Skewers

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These grilled chicken tenderloin and bacon skewers make a great appetizer or can be an entire meal for light eaters. For this you will need a package of chicken breast tenderloin, pre-cooked bacon, bamboo skewers, tinfoil and Weber kick’n chicken seasoning, you may substitute any seasoning you would like.

Pour a liberal coating of the kick’n chicken seasoning onto a plate or any thing that has a flat bottom . We used about half a container for 7 tenderloins. Remove the chicken from the package one piece at a time and roll it on the seasoning coating all sides and place onto a clean container. Repeat for all the pieces of tenderloin.

Cover the plate holding your seasoned chicken and refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour. This allows the spices to penetrate the meat and they will also stick a little better when it hits the grill.

When you are ready to remove the chicken prepare the grill. Add a layer of tinfoil to act as a skewer shield to keep the skewer handles from burning and heat the grill to a high heat. For our single package of chicken we will only require one burner and our bamboo skewers will be placed directly over the heat.

To make the skewers we start with the end of a precooked piece of bacon. We use precooked due to the fact that the grilled chicken tenderloin will be finished before the bacon can cook through.

Next is the end of the tenderloin while sliding the meat on bend the chicken so the skewer can poke out of the middle. Next skewer the bacon again and back through the chicken and finally the bacon again.

Repeat for all the skewers

We tried several different approaches to the skewering, wrapping it around the chicken and such and we came to the conclusion that the bacon should just lay flat up and down the tenderloin.

Take your finished skewers out to the hot grill and place them right over the flame. Tenderloins will vary in size and shape so be sure to place the thicker ones where it is hotter (typically in the center) and the smaller one where it is cooler.

Grill with the lid open.

Because grilled chicken tenderloin are basically round we will treat them as 4 sided and grill for 3 to 4 minutes per side. This all depends on how hot your grill gets. Because it is chicken we will check the temperature of the fattest part of the biggest piece so we don’t under cook it.

grilled chicken tenderloin and bacon skewers

Because we used the Weber Kick’n chicken our grilled chicken tenderloin and bacon skewers turn out spicy and tender with distinct citrus flavor. The bacon adds to the flavor profile without taking over the dish.

I would suggest a cup of ranch dressing for dipping the grilled chicken tenderloin in for people who can not handle the heat.

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How To Use a Grill Surface Thermometer

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I guess how to use a grill surface thermometer is something I never thought much about but there are enough people searching it that Google has it as a suggested search term. To over simplify it: you just place your grill surface thermometer on your grates and read the temperature. It can be that simple or it can get a little complicated.

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