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Follow these tips for a great grilling experience every time.

Get to know your grill! Putting your grill into action lets you find possible hot spots, gauge how long it takes to heat and learn how it performs in different types of weather.

Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray before heating the grill to prevent food from sticking and to help with cleanup.

Keep the heat as even as possible. For more even cooking throughout the grilling time, place thicker foods on the center and smaller pieces on the edges of the grill rack leaving 3/4 to 1 inch of space between the pieces. Turn foods with grilling tongs rather than piercing them with a fork to help retain the natural juices in the food.

Let meats rest 5 to 10 minutes after removing them from the grill and before serving to allow the juices to return to the surface for juicier meat.



Chicken Pasta Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Total Time: 25 Minutes | Servings 4

1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
1/2 cup refrigerated poppy seed dressing
1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
3/4 cup halved red grapes
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Step 1
Empty pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2
Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.

Step 3
In large bowl, stir together seasoning mix and dressing. Add pasta and remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

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