The whole process seems faster and cleaner. Anyone with small
children knows that the hours from 4:00 pm until bedtime can be pretty
crazy. As much as I love to cook dinner, my kids don't always love the
fact that I'm cooking dinner. Grilling is kind of a compromise because
we're all outside. For some reason, me standing at the grill vs. me
standing at the stove feels so different to them.
There are no
little people hanging on my leg as I try to flip chicken or burgers.
There is no cranky mommy telling anyone to stop being so loud because
we're outside. And I can give them a few pushes on the swing before I
need to attend to something on the grill.
also really enjoy the lack of mess associated with cooking outdoors.
There aren't tons of pots and pans to wash or splatters on the stove to
wipe up. I like to marinate my meats in zip-top bags so I can toss it
when it's done instead of worrying about cleaning up raw meat juices.
Lemon chicken is a popular choice for grilled chicken. This version has some additional flavor from honey, garlic, and parsley.