Why You Should Marinate Chicken In Mayonnaise Before Barbecuing

According to professional chefs, you should slather your chicken in mayonnaise prior to grilling it. It’s also recommended that you opt for Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise because it encourages the Maillard effect — a chemical reaction that allows meat to absorb the infused fats and oils, helping it brown evenly and achieve a crisp outer layer, while ensuring the inside remains tender and juicy. Not only do chefs agree that the success rate of mayo is high, the clean-up afterward is low. That’s because the mayo prevents the chicken from sticking to the grill and creating a mess. It’s not just chicken that mayo works its magic on — vegetable skewers, chargrilled egg plant, corn on the cob, and even grilled cheese sandwiches turn out delicious as well.