This printable Grilling Time & Temperature Chart can be a life-saver at your next BBQ! Use it to find out the perfect cooking time and temperature for meat and veggies and get the perfect flavor and texture every time!
Most of us love grilled food but coming home with a special cut of meat you never cooked before can feel intimidating! No need to feel stressed though, there’s a perfect grilling formula for every type of food.
❓ Why This Works
This handy printable PDF includes times and temperatures for the most popular types of beef, poultry, pork, seafood, and vegetables and you can use it as a quick reference any time you want to grill. Consider laminating it to make it last longer and avoid printing it over and over.
📝 How This Works
Step One: Look at the first column and find the food you want to grill in one of the listed categories. The second column provides the recommended grill time.
Step Two: The third column shows the recommended temperature your grill needs to reach before cooking. A food thermometer is optional but can be of great help to ensure you don’t over or undercook your food. My favorite is the ThermoPro TP20, but I wrote a comparison of several wireless meat thermometers to choose from. You can find the recommended internal temperatures in the fourth column.
Step Three: Last but not least, the fifth column lists the degree of doneness, which particularly important for poultry, pork and and seafood. I recommend you always make sure your chicken is well done and pork is at least medium. Adjust the time for beef to get to your desired final temperature.
🥩 Beef Grill Cooking Times & Temperatures
Getting your beef steak perfectly cooked depends on several factors including the type of cut and its thickness. The steaks listed in our grilling chart are 1″ thick so if yours is thicker or thinner you may need to adjust the cooking times.
The cooking times for beef steaks you will find in our chart were calculated for direct heat. Cooking steaks using direct heat will ensure you get a gorgeous sear while the inside of the steak remains nice and juicy.
For an extra tip, try the GrillGrate for a tool that will not only help with that perfect sear, but will also minimize flareups. Read my article on why the GrillGrate is my favorite grilling accessory.
Burgers (0.5″) – Grill Time 6-7 min – Grill Temp 375 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Medium
Filet Mignon (1″) – Grill Time 10-12 min – Grill Temp 450-500 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Medium
Sirloin Steak (1″) – Grill Time 9-12 min – Grill Temp 450-500 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Medium
NY Strip Steak (1″) – Grill Time 1 min – Grill Temp 450-500 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Medium
Flank Steak (1″) – Grill Time 6-7 min – Grill Temp 450 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Medium
Kabob (¾” cubes) – Grill Time 8-10 min – Grill Temp 400 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Medium
Tenderloin (6 lbs) – Grill Time 45-60 min – Grill Temp 325-350 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Medium
🍗 Poultry Grill Cooking Times & Temperatures
Poultry is an excellent choice for grilling as it’s very tender and cooks quickly. One very important thing about poultry is to make sure it’s fully cooked so any bacteria that could be harboring on it is killed. Our grilling times are calculated for fully cooked poultry so you simply need to follow the recommendations in our chart.
It’s also worth noting that bone-in poultry will require longer cooking times and the same goes for larger pieces of meat like a whole turkey breast.
Boneless/Skinless Breast – Grill Time 9-10 min – Grill Temp 425-450 ℉ – Food Temp 165 ℉ – Well Done
Bone-in Breast – Grill Time 45 min – Grill Temp 450 ℉ – Food Temp 165 ℉ – Well Done
Boneless/Skinless Thigh – Grill Time 8-9 min – Grill Temp 400 ℉ – Food Temp 165 ℉ – Well Done
Bone-in Thigh – Grill Time 10-13 min – Grill Temp 450 ℉ – Food Temp 165 ℉ – Well Done
Drumstick – Grill Time 30 min – Grill Temp 450 ℉ – Food Temp 165 ℉ – Well Done
Skinless Kabob – Grill Time 10-13 min – Grill Temp 375 ℉ – Food Temp 165 ℉ – Well Done
Wings – Grill Time 25-30 min – Grill Temp 350 ℉ – Food Temp 165 ℉ – Well Done
Turkey Breast – Grill Time 1-1.5 hrs – Grill Temp 350-375 ℉ – Food Temp 165 ℉ – Well Done
🐖 Pork Grill Cooking Times & Temperatures
For safety issues, pork should never be served rare or medium-rare. Tender cuts of meat such as pork chops and tenderloin will cook pretty fast. In fact, you will need to pay attention during the grilling process since these are lean meats, and overcooking will result in a dry texture.
Larger cuts such as pork shoulder and butt will need 4-6 hours to cook and having a food thermometer can be of great help in this case. It will allow you to check the internal temperature of the meat and remove it at the perfect time.
Boneless Chop – Grill Time 8-12 min – Grill Temp 325-350 ℉ – Food Temp 160 ℉ – Medium
Bone-in Chop – Grill Time 10-15 min – Grill Temp 350-450 ℉ – Food Temp 160 ℉ – Medium
Baby Back Ribs – Grill Time 1.5 hrs – Grill Temp 225 ℉ – Food Temp 190-203 ℉ – Well
Butt – Grill Time 5 hrs – Grill Temp 450 ℉ – Food Temp 205 ℉ – Medium
Shoulder – Grill Time 4-6 hrs – Grill Temp 450 ℉ – Food Temp 215-225 ℉ – Medium
Sausage – Grill Time 15-20 min – Grill Temp 375 ℉ – Food Temp 160 ℉ – Medium
🦈 Seafood Grill Cooking Times & Temperatures
When you’re in a rush grilling seafood is a wonderful idea! It marinates fast and it doesn’t need to stay on the grill for too long.
However, seafood can spoil easily so make sure you are using only fresh. Our grilling times are for well-done seafood. I don’t recommend cooking them to anything less for safety reasons.
When grilling fish, don’t remove the skin if possible. This will make it way easier to flip and remove it from the grill. Skinless fish crumbles easily and if you are a novice in the art of grilling it’s better to leave the skin on. I learned that the hard way!
Shrimp – Grill Time 4-6 min – Grill Temp 350-450 ℉ – Food Temp 120 ℉ – Well Done
Salmon – Grill Time 10 min – Grill Temp 450-500 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Well Done
Tuna Steak – Grill Time 5 min – Grill Temp 225 ℉ – Food Temp 145-150 ℉ – Well Done
Lobster Tail – Grill Time 10 min – Grill Temp 350-450 ℉ – Food Temp 135-140 ℉ – Well Done
Whole Snapper – Grill Time 14 min – Grill Temp 400-450 ℉ – Food Temp 145 ℉ – Well Done
🥦 Vegetables Grill Cooking Times & Temperatures
Anything tastes better when it’s grilled and the same goes for veggies. Grilling vegetables is quick and easy, requiring minimal preparation. I don’t recommend grilling frozen veggies since freezing alters their structure and they are usually soggy after thawing.
If you are also cooking meat on the grill and you want to make sure your vegetables are hot when serving, place them on the grill a few minutes before the meat is done.
Asparagus – Grill Time 2-3 min – Grill Temp – 350-450 ℉
Baby Potatoes – Grill Time 20 min – Grill Temp – 400 ℉
Bell Pepper Slices – Grill Time 6-8 min – Grill Temp – 350-450 ℉
Pineapple Slices – Grill Time 6 min – Grill Temp – 350 ℉
Onion Slices – Grill Time 14 min – Grill Temp – 350-450 ℉
Portobello Mushrooms – Grill Time 6 min – Grill Temp – 350-400 ℉
Corn On The Cob – Grill Time 15-20 min – Grill Temp – 550 ℉
Tomatoes – Grill Time 15 min – Grill Temp – 350 ℉
❗ Expert Grilling Tips
This might seem like common sense but the start of a great grilling experience is having a clean grill that is well oiled (to prevent the food from sticking) and preheated. Of course, grilling fresh foods is best, but you can also use frozen ones if you thaw them first.
Fat ensures your cut of meat is super tasty although if there’s too much of it you will likely have to deal with frequent flare-ups. Trimming some of the extra fat will make your job a lot easier. As I noted above, the GrillGrate also helps to minimize flareups.
Investing in a food thermometer will help you make sure your steaks have the perfect degree of doneness. Also, it’s a good idea to use tongs instead of a fork when turning over meat. Piercing it will cause the juices to drip out of the food and the meat may become dry.
Always allow the meat to rest before cutting to allow the juices to settle. Poultry needs approximately 15 minutes of rest, while pork and beef can be served after 5 minutes of rest. Seafood and veggies don’t need to rest so you can eat them right away but be careful. They will be super hot!!!
One common issue when grilling is foods sticking to the grill. You can easily avoid this issue by starting with a clean, well-oiled grill. Fish and veggies can also benefit from being oiled generously and this will ensure they get those gorgeous grill marks!
Yes, grilling requires you to be thorough and keep a close eye on the food while it cooks but it’s not rocket science either. Hopefully, this practical Grilling Time & Temperature Chart will help you become a pro in no time.
🖨️ How To Get This
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