Grilling Times

Grilling Times
Check the chart below for approximate grilling times for chicken, burgers, steaks, chops and ribs.

There's also a list of grilling tips and grill recipes below the chart.

Total GrillingTime
Chicken Drumstickssmall to medium size16 to 20 minutes
Chicken Leg Quartersbone-in20 to 30 minutes
Chicken Thighsbone-in20 to 30 minutes
Chicken Thighsboneless12 to 15 minutes
Chicken Breastsbone-in25 to 35minutes
Chicken Breastsboneless16 to 20 minutes
Hamburger Patties1/2" thick - 1/4 lb. patties11 to 13 minutes
Hamburger Patties3/4" thick - 1/3 lb. patties15 to 18 minutes
Sirloin Steak3/4" thick14 to 16 minutes
Sirloin Steak1" thick17 to 21 minutes
Rib eye Steak3/4" thick10 to 12 minutes
T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks3/4" thick10 to 12 minutes
T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks1" thick14 to 16 minutes
Boneless Chuck Steaks3/4" thick16 to 28 minutes
Top Round Steak1" thick16 to 20 minutes
*Top Round (London Broil)1 1/2" thick25 to 30 minutes
Pork Loin or Rib Chops(bone-in)3/4" thick8 to 10 minutes
Pork Loin or Rib Chops(boneless)1" thick10 to 12 minutes
*Country-Style Spareribs2 to 2 1/2 lbs.1 1/2 to 2 hours
*Backribs2 to 2 1/2 lbs.1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours

* Grill covered and wrapped in foil

  • Grill should be about 4" above the coals for these suggested grilling times.

  • Coals should be medium hot.

  • Grill for about half the suggested time or until browned on one side, then turn the pieces over and continue grilling for the remaining time or until done.

  • Turn the meat and poultry being with a tongs to prevent piercing, loss of juices and drying, and flare-ups.

  • For juicy burgers, never flatten with a spatula while grilling.

  • Always grill hamburgers until the centers are no longer pink.

  • Chicken and pork must always be cooked until well done. For chicken, the juices should run clear when pierced with a fork near the end of the suggested grilling time.

  • Marinating is recommended for less tender beef cuts such as round steaks or chuck steaks.

~~~~ Grill Recipes ~~~~~

Bourbon Grilled Steak

Grilled T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks

Spicy Pepper Steak

Orange & Spice Glazed Steak

Grilled Italian Style New York Strip Steak

Grilled Marinated London Broil

Steak Kabobs

More Kabob Recipes

Sweet & Tangy Grilled Pork Chops

Glazed Smoked Pork Chops

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Grilled Lobster Tails

Pacific Coast Grilled Salmon Steaks

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Shrimp

Grilled Chicken Recipes

Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

~~~~ Handy Grill Helpers ~~~~~

Meat Rack
Grill up to five slabs of ribs in the space of one on this nonstick rib rack. Clean-up is easy... it's dishwasher safe and folds flat to store.

BBQ ThermoFork™icon
This instant-read thermometer is designed for grill chefs! No more guessing or cutting into juicy steaks to check for doneness, letting all the juices escape. With ThermoFork TM, you simply poke in the twin prongs, press a button in the handle, and get an instant read-out - from very rare to well done

You Should Also Read:
The Home Cooking Recipe Index and Site Map
The Home Cooking Cookbook Corner
The Kabob Cookbook

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