It’s been awhile, but I have another great cookbook for you! If summer = grilling for you, then I think I’ve found your new favorite cookbook. It’s not uncommon for us to grill almost every day of the week this time of year.
Sometimes we get in a bit of a grilling rut, especially when it comes to chicken. I find myself prepping the same handful of recipes on a regular basis. Now I have a new one to add to the rotation, grilled monterey chicken!
This is just one of the many that I have marked to try from America’s Test Kitchen’s new book, Master of the Grill. (Don’t miss the opportunity at a chance to win a copy for yourself at the bottom of this post!)
From beginner to advanced, this cookbook has recipes for every skill level. You’ll also find regional favorites that you can now replicate at home!
Along with great recipes, the cookbook also features ingredients tips, grilling utensil ratings, prepping tips, grill hacks, and, my favorite, the science behind why the recipe works.
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, knowing why a recipe works is so helpful! Not only does the information help you with the recipe you’re working on, but it can also help you with other recipes that are similar.
Another helpful section in the cookbook, is how to set up the fire in your grill. Heat is obviously very important in grilling, and this section shows you how to set up your charcoal for different heating levels for a charcoal grill and how to set the burners on a gas grill! Super helpful!
After looking through the cookbook, and marking a bunch of recipes to try, I handed it over to my husband.
He’s the master griller at our house and would be making the recipe, so I figured I should let him have a say in what he makes!
He had a hard time choosing just one recipe, too, but we eventually settled on this monterey chicken complete with a fresh pico de gallo!
With minimal prep work, just a handful of ingredients, and clear, easy-to-follow instructions, this grilled monterey chicken turned out juicy and loaded with flavor. Grilled onions basted with bacon fat top the honey Dijon marinated chicken.
A combination of pepper jack cheese and bacon is melted over the top. And, lastly, a fresh (and super easy) pico de gallo is spread on top right before serving. No more boring grilled chicken here!
Want a chance to win this cookbook for yourself? Simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite food is to grill! That’s it. Good luck!
For the Chicken
For the Pico de Gallo
For a Charcoal Grill
For a Gas Grill
For the Pico de Gallo
This recipe is used with permission from America’s Test Kitchen: Master Of The Grill.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of America’s Test Kitchen: Master Of The Grill for review purposes. Giveaway is sponsored by America’s Test Kitchen and is open to US residents 18 years of age and older.